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Asia Pacific Airports Report 5.1% Increase in Passenger Traffic for September 2014

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In September 2014, passenger traffic maintained a moderate growth rate in the ACI Asia-Pacific region where a year-on-year increase of +5.1% was recorded while the airports in the Middle East reported +9.3% compared to same month last year.

 For the period from January to September 2014, passenger traffic in the Middle East continued to lead the region with a strong increase of +8.9%, while the Asia Pacific region posted an increase of +4.7%.

The majority of airports reported positive growth in September 2014. Fueled by increase in domestic passenger traffic, almost 40% of the reporting airports generated double digit growth.

Amongst the high growth airports, five have recorded growth rate in excess of +30%: Bangalore (BLR) +54.4%, Bangkok Don Muang (DMK) +35.6%, Goa (GOI) +34.3%, Palembang (PLM) +34.3% and Hyderabad (HYD) +34.0%.

Freight volumes continue to show signs of solid recovery. For September 2014, Asia Pacific airports recorded a year-on-year increase of +6.1% while the Middle East recorded a significant growth of +21.0%. Year-to-date growth was +5.8% for Asia Pacific and +12.3% for the Middle East.

 The impressive growth in the Middle East was driven primarily by Dubai World Central (DWC). The completion of the shift of all pure cargo flights from Dubai International (DXB) push DWCs growth rate to reach +255% compared with last year.

The top 5 airports which reported the highest traffic volume in January to September 2014 were:

Passenger Traffic: Beijing (PEK) +1.4%, Tokyo Haneda (HND) +5.7%, Dubai (DXB) +6.2%, Hong Kong (HKG) +5.6%, Jarkata (CGK) -5.3%

Freight Traffic: Hong Kong (HKG) +6.8%, Shanghai Pudong (PVG) +9.0%, Seoul Incheon (ICN) +3.7%, Dubai (DXB) -1.7%, Tokyo Narita (NRT) +8.1%

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