According to the latest ACI Passenger and
Freight Flash Reports, steady passenger traffic growth continued
in the Asia Pacific region for the month of May 2013.
A year-on-year increase of +5.7% and +12.3% were
recorded at airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East
respectively compared to May 2012.
Phuket (HKT) and Chiang Mai (CNX), both airports
in Thailand, recorded the highest year-on-year percentage increase
of 28% in the month of May 2013. Kuala Lumpur (KUL) follows with
The top 5 busiest airport in the region in May
2013 were Beijing (PEK), Tokyo Haneda (HND), Dubai (DXB), Jakarta
(CGK) and Hong Kong (HKG).
The year-to-date increase was similar to last month.
Increase of +5.2% and +11.5% was recorded in Asia Pacific and the
Middle East respectively comparing to same period, January to May
Air cargo traffic registered a slight decrease
of -1.0% in May 2013 at Asia Pacific airports, while Middle Eastern
airports continued to grow steadily at +7.7% comparing to May
The top 5 airports with the highest cargo
throughput in May 2013 were Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai Pudong
(PVG), Dubai (DXB), Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Beijing (PEK).
(CGK) was the airport with the highest percentage increase in
cargo volume, recording +18.3% in May 2013, followed closely by
Abu Dhabi (ABU) at +17.1%.
The first five months of 2013 saw a small
decline of -0.9% in cargo traffic for airports in Asia Pacific and
a strong +8.8% increase for airports in the Middle East.
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