12th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) On the second day of the Lunar New Year (11th February), Hong Kong experienced a considerable swell in cross-border traffic, according to the latest figures from the Immigration Department. By 9pm on 11th February, a total of approximately 836,000 travel movements were recorded, marking a significant increase of around 226,000 from the previous day’s figures during the same time period.
The data further revealed that outbound movements outnumbered inbound, with more than 474,000 departures from the city, compared to nearly 360,000 arrivals. These figures highlight a trend of increased travel activity in comparison to the first day of the Lunar New Year.
Most notably, the Luohu Port witnessed the highest number of departures, with close to 88,000 movements. This was followed by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which saw over 73,000 departures, and the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line with a count exceeding 79,000. In terms of arrivals, the Luohu Port again topped the list with over 62,000 entries into Hong Kong, followed by the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line and the high-speed rail at West Kowloon with nearly 59,000 and over 52,000 movements respectively.
These figures are an uptick from the first day of the Lunar New Year, which, until 9 pm, had a total of over 610,000 travel movements. On that day, outbound traffic was significantly higher, with close to 400,000 leaving the city, whereas inbound was over 210,000.