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
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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