The Hong Kong Airport Authority announced today the air traffic volume at Hong Kong International Airport in November 2021. During the month, the airport passenger traffic and aircraft takeoffs and landings were 120,000 passengers and 14,875 sorties. The freight forwarding services volume increased by 10.1% from the same month last year to 478,000 metric tons, an increase of 18.4% and 48.1% year-on-year respectively.
In the past 12 months, Hong Kong International Airport’s passenger traffic and aircraft takeoffs and landings fell 91.1% and 21.5% year-on-year to 1.3 million passengers and 142,960 vehicles, respectively, while cargo volume rose 11.6% year-on-year to 5 million metric tons.
Passenger traffic is still far below the level before the 2019 epidemic. In November 2021, the number of passengers travelling from Mainland China to North America via Hong Kong International Airport has recorded a significant increase. Passenger traffic and aircraft takeoffs and landings fell by 86.3% and 12.0% year-on-year to 1.2 million and 130,300 respectively.
Free flight delay insurance is provided by ZhongAn International Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd. When the departing flight is delayed for six hours or more at the Hong Kong International Airport, the registered passenger will be compensated 300 Hong Kong dollars, and the passenger will not be required to provide any supporting documents during the claim process. Registered passengers who hold a valid Hong Kong ID card and round-trip air tickets to Hong Kong can also receive free COVID-19 protection provided by ZhongAn ZA Anti-epidemic Protection Fund.
In addition, the fully automatic compensation free flight delay insurance for registered members of “HKairportRewards” has been launched on the official mobile application of Hong Kong International Airport “MyHKG”, and claims will be made automatically when the conditions are met. The entire claim process can be processed online through a mobile application.
Ouyang Xianhong, General Manager of AA Data Analysis and Smart Airport, said: “The free flight delay insurance is launched by the AA and ZhongAn in cooperation. It is the best example of our recent continuous launch of innovative travel-related products for passengers. MyHKG is provided for this. The groundbreaking product platform also shows that the AA is committed to providing passengers with services beyond traditional airports. In addition to insurance technology, we also cooperate with other industries such as travel technology, financial technology, and lifestyle technology to create a new digital airport for passengers Experience.”
While the traditional peak season of air cargo continued, the increase in cargo volume was mainly due to the 16.1% increase in re-export cargo volume. In the past month, the overall logistics company hong kong from North America, Europe and Southeast Asia experienced the most significant increase in freight volume. In the first 11 months of this year, Hong Kong International Airport’s cargo volume increased by 12.9% from the same period last year to 4.6 million metric tons.