King Power Group (Hong Kong) has reopened its Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) stores for the first time in three years, just in time for the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday.
The holiday, which is traditionally a big travel driver in China and Asia as a whole, will be the first since border restrictions were lifted in much of the region.
Posting on LinkedIn, King Power Group Chief Executive Sunil Tuli said: “Our shops at Hong Kong Airport are finally open after three years, just in time for Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai.”
The reopening comes as the airport announced huge traffic increases in 2022. The 5.7 million travellers who passed through HKIA represent a 318% year-on-year increase.
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) Chief Executive Officer Fred Lam said the company had seen “the light at the end of the tunnel” as restrictions were lifted in the second half of the year and expressed his confidence that recovery will continue.
“Despite the pandemic AAHK spares no effort in improving the airport’s facilities to prepare for the recovery of air traffic,” he concluded. “The luxury zone and boarding gate areas have been revamped to amaze passengers with new looks and facilities.”