Hong Kong Airport has posted its largest decline in passenger numbers in a decade. The provisional passenger numbers for November 2019 show that just 5,012,000 passengers passed through the airport last month. This represents a 16.2% decline when compared to November 2018 passenger numbers. November was also the fourth month in a row of declining passenger numbers, something not seen since 2008.
A report in The Straits Times yesterday, Sunday, December 15, 2019, draws on data released by Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department. What the data reveals is declines in aircraft movements, passenger numbers, and cargo volumes in Hong Kong since anti-democracy protests broke out earlier this year.