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Airports in Asia Pacific Report 5.9% Passenger Growth for 2014

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According to preliminary passenger traffic results for 2014 from ACI, airports in Asia Pacific continue to register a steady growth in passenger traffic with a year-on-year increase of +5.9%.

Airports in the Middle East airports enjoyed even stronger growth, reporting a year-on-year increase of +9.4%.

The majority of airports in the region reported positive results in passenger traffic in 2014. Beijing (PEK), the busiest airport in the region, handled 86 million passengers but year-on-year growth slowed down slightly to +2.9% due to capacity constraints.

Dubai (DXB), now the worldís busiest international airport, reported +6.1% increase in passenger traffic despite a temporary runway closure in mid-2014.

Among the busiest airports in Asia Pacific, Shanghai Pudong (PVG) +9.5% and Incheon (ICN) +9.6% both reported close to 10% increase in 2014. Other airports reporting aggregate growth in excess of 20% include: Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) +30.8%, Abu Dhabi (AUH) +20.2%, Chiang Mai (CNX) +21.4.

Air freight traffic in Asia Pacific maintained a steady growth rate at +5.7% over last year.

Among the leading cargo airports in the region, Tokyo Haneda (HND) reported double digit growth at +14.7% from last year. The Middle East also continued the strong performance at +11.8% with several airports reporting double digit growth year-on-year: Dubai (aggregated DXB & DWC1) +17.8%, Doha (DOH) +13.2% and Abu Dhabi (AUH) +12.8%.

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