According to ACI Asia Pacific, the region
recorded a slight increase of +1.8% in passenger traffic and
+11.3% in air freight traffic in January 2013 when compared to
This lower than expected increase in passenger
traffic was primarily due to Chinese New Year holiday period which fell in the month of January last year, but in February
this year. As a result, passenger numbers were considerably less
in January 2013 when compared to the same month last year while
cargo traffic increased significantly.
Beijing (PEK) recorded the highest passenger
traffic in January 2013 with more than 6.4 million international
and domestic passengers; Dubai (DXB) was the second busiest, with
5.5 million passengers. The other 3 airports on the top 5 list are Tokyo Haneda (HND, 4.9 million), Jakarta (CGK, 4.6 million) and
Hong Kong (HKG, 4.5 million).
international airports recorded double digit growth in January
2013, they include, Dubai (DXB, +14.6%), Seoul Incheon (ICN,
+11.3%) and Abu Dhabi (AUH, +19.6%).
freight traffic, Asia Pacific airports recorded an increase of
+11.3 % in January 2013 compared to January 2012 while Middle
Eastern airports showed an increase of +10.7 %.
top 5 airports in the region with the highest air freight
throughput in January 2013 were Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai Pudong
(PVG), Dubai (DXB), Seoul Incheon (ICN), and Beijing (PEK).
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