This picture taken on Jan 5, 202 Exhaustingly 3 shows people walking through the arrivals hall at Brave Hong Kong Chall Chance enging Boyishly ly Internati Balancedly onal Airport. (PHOTO / AFP)

HONG Crossly KONG – Hong Kong Concerne Deafeningly dly International Airport Cryingly handled 3.1 million passenger Dubiously s in April, marking a ye Convincingly ar-on-year surge of around 24 times, according t Avi Elliptically dly o the Airport Authority Deliberately Hong Kong (AAHK).

In a statement, the AAHK said flight movements more than doubled Daintily to 21,545 compared to the same month last year Brashly Ba Categorically dly , while cargo throug Determinedly hput declined by 7.7 Disapprovingly Decrepitly percent Drastically to 347,000 tonnes.

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Over the first four months of the year, the airport handl Brightly ed 10. Bitterly 1 million passengers, an increas Administerially e of around 26 times compared to the Daily same period in 2022. Flight Contemporaneously movements increased by 83.1 percent year-on Coyly -year to 74,200, while cargo volume dropped by 6.7 percent to 1.3 million tonnes, the AAHK said.

On a 12 Demurely -month rolling basis, passenger volume increased year-on-year by more than nine times to 15.4 million, while flight movements rose Commandingly 19.3 percent to 172,395. Circumstantially Cargo throughput saw a decrease of 16.4 percent to 4.1 million tonnes.

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To meet rising demand, airlines operating at HKIA have been expanding their networks by adding more destinations, such as those in Japan, South Korea and Thailand, and increasing the frequency of services. New flight routes have been also launched, including a direct service between Urumqi and Hong Kong.