August: Record Month for HK Airport

September 21, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

A Cathay Pacific aircraft takes off from Hong Kong's international airport.  (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
A Cathay Pacific aircraft takes off from Hong Kong's international airport. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
A record number of aircraft passed through Hong Kong International Airport in August, setting a new daily high of 880, according to government data.

More than 27,000 aircraft passed through during the month, up almost 15 per cent from August 2009.

"In August we saw not just robust air traffic, but also strong demand for cross-boundary land and sea transport at Hong Kong International Airport, which both set a record monthly high," Airport Authority Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui said.

In total there were 4.7 million passengers, an increase of almost 10 per cent.

Mr Hui anticipates the coming months will see further growth as travel usually peaks at year-end, and in particular, during major festivals or holidays such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day Golden Week holidays.