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Airports in AP and ME Record 6% Growth; Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok Up 48.8%

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ACI Asia Pacific's preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of November 2014 show continued moderate growth from last year at airports in Asia Pacific (+6%) as well as at airports in the Middle East (+6.1%).

The majority of the airports in both Asia Pacific and the Middle East reported positive growth for the month. Bangkok Don Muang (DMK) topped the list recording the highest growth rate (+48.8%) among all reporting airports. The growth was supported by vibrant growth in both domestic and international passenger traffic. In India, three airports generating high growth rate in excess of 20%: Cochin (COK) +26.9%, Hyderabad (HYD) +21.9%, and Bangalore (BLR) +20.2%. Growth in the Middle East continued to be led by the following airports reporting double digit growth: Abu Dhabi (AUH) +15.6%, Dubai World Central (DWC) +15.4%, Kuwait (KWI) +12.9%, and Doha (DOH) +11%.

In terms of freight traffic for the month, Asia-Pacific maintained a steady growth rate at +4.7% from last year. The Middle East continued to record high growth of +12.8% with Dubai World Central (DWC) +301.9% and Abu Dhabi (AUH) +13.8% leading the region. Among Asia-Pacific airports, Kuala Lumpur (KUL) +27.5% reported the highest growth in excess of 25%.

For the year to end of November, passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East recorded a year-on-year increase of +5.0% and +8.6% respectively. Year-to-date growth in freight volume was +5.7% for the Asia-Pacific and +12.4% for the Middle East.

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