HONG KONG, 14 December 2021: Hong Kong airport handled in
the first 11 months of the year 1.2 million passengers and 130,300 flights
dropped 86.3% and 12.0%, respectively.
Passenger traffic remained at a significantly low level
compared to the pre-pandemic level recorded in 2019. In November 2021, outbound
passengers from Mainland China to North America recorded significant increases.
On a 12-month rolling basis, HKIA handled 1.3 million
passengers and 142,960 flight movements, which marks year-on-year decreases of
91.1% and 21.5%, respectively. Cargo handled was 5.0 million tonnes, seeing an
11.6% year-on-year increase.
Meanwhile, a complimentary flight delay insurance with fully automated compensation has been launched for registered members of “HKairport Rewards” in “My HKG”, the official mobile application of HKIA. It automatically triggers claims when conditions are met and manages the whole claim process digitally on the mobile app.
The free flight delay insurance, underwritten by ZA
International Insurance Broker Limited (ZA), will compensate HKD300 to
registered passengers when their departing flights from HKIA delay six hours or
more, without requiring any supporting documents during the claim process.
Registered passengers holding a valid Hong Kong ID card and
a round-trip air ticket to Hong Kong are also entitled to free Covid-19
protection provided by ZA Relief Fund.