Passenger traffic at Haikou Airport up 16.5% in H1 of 2014
Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK) maintained a moderate and stable growth in traffic volume in first half year of 2014.
As of June 30, 2014, HAK handled a total of 7.196 million passengers and 52,255 aircraft movements, up 16.5% and 15% year on year, respectively, according to statistics released by the airport. In the first six months, HAK transported 265,400 passengers by international and regional flights, up 13.77% on a year-on-year basis.
During this summer, eight airlines will increase 1,558 flights on 19 routes at HAK, with an increase of 25 flights per day. The extra flights are mainly concentrated on scenic spots including Shanghai, Changsha, Wuhan, Shenzhen Guangzhou Chongqing, and Kunming.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong Airlines (HX) plans to add one flight per day on Hong Kong-Haikou route during the summer travel peak, using Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. China Southern Airlines (CZ) launched a Haikou-Seoul-Guangzhou service on June 28, and plans a non-stop flight from Haikou to Seoul on July 19, to facilitate the air travel to South Korea. Besides, Russia’s UTair (UT) is set to open an international service linking Haikou with Petersburg in July, boosting the local tourism by bringing more foreign visitors.