CNN VideoHONG KONG - Hong Kong saw a significant drop in air passenger numbers last month as political unrest in the Asian financial hub continues unabated.
Hong Kong International Airport handled 6 million passengers in August, down 12.4% from the previous year, according to figures released by the Airport Authority on Sunday.
The fall in air traffic numbers comes as Hong Kong's anti-government protests over a now-withdrawn extradition bill run into their 15th consecutive weekend.
"In the past few months, there have been huge challenges to airport operations at times," C. K. Ng, the AA's executive director of Airport Operations, said in a statement.
"Our inbound Hong Kong traffic was down 38% while outbound was down 12% year-on-year, and we don't anticipate September being any less difficult."