Airports in Asia Pacific Report 7.3% Increase in Passenger Traffic

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Wednesday, 17 December 2014

According to data compiled by ACI Asia Pacific, passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports in October 2014 maintained a moderate growth rate of +7.3% year-on-year while airports in the Middle East reported +7.6% in the same period.

The majority of the airports reported positive growth for the month. In particular, high growth in domestic passenger traffic continued to be a significant contributor to the 5 airports that recorded highest growth: Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) +51.7%, Cochin (COK) +30.7%, Goa (GOI) +30.2%, Chiang Mai (CNX) +28.4% and Ahmedabad (AMD) +26.4%.

In terms of freight traffic for the month, Asia Pacific maintained a steady growth rate at +4.8% from last year, slightly lower than the twelve-month growth trend of +5.7%.  The Middle East continued to record high growth of +13.7% with Dubai World Central (DWC) leading at +331.2%, followed by Abu Dhabi (AUH) +16.0%. Among Asia Pacific airports, Nagoya (NGO) reported the highest growth of +26.8% from last year.

From January to October 2014, passenger traffic in the Asia Pacific posted a year-on-year growth of +4.9% while the Middle East reported a strong increase of +8.8%. Year-to-date growth in freight volume was +5.8% for the Asia Pacific and +12.4% for the Middle East.

The top 5 airports which reported the highest traffic volume for the year-to-date were:

Passenger Traffic: Beijing (PEK) +1.5%, Tokyo Haneda (HND) +6.2%, Dubai (DXB) +6.1%, Hong Kong (HKG) +5.8%, Jakarta (CGK) -5.0%.

Freight Traffic: Hong Kong (HKG) +6.5%, Shanghai Pudong (PVG) +8.8%, Seoul Incheon (ICN) +3.4%, Dubai (DXB) -2.2%, Tokyo Narita (NRT) +7.5%.

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