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Bangkoks Don Mueang Airport Reports Growth of 46.7%

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According to the latest data from ACI airports in Asia Pacific started year 2015 with an encouraging average growth rate of +4.9% in passenger traffic, while airports in the Middle East posted an even more encouraging growth of +11.4% year-on-year.

Among the top 10 busiest airports in the region, half showed positive growth while the rest reported decrease in traffic from last year.

In Asia, Beijing (PEK) continued to lead as the busiest airport in the region serving close to 7 million passengers in January 2015. New Delhi (DEL) grew at +17.5% in the month and is likely to surpass 40 million by the end of 2015. Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) recorded the highest growth rate (+46.7%) among all reporting airports.

In the Middle East, the strong passenger volume was contributed by double digit growth in the following airports: Kuwait (KWI) +22.2%, Abu Dhabi (AUH) +20.7%, Doha (DOH) +18%.

In terms of air freight traffic for the month, Asia Pacific reported growth at +3.4%. Among the leading cargo airports in the region, Tokyo Haneda (HND) reported highest growth from last year at +21.4%.

The Middle East continued to deliver strong performance at +9.6% with several airports reporting double digit growth year over year: Dubai (aggregated DXB & DWC2) +16.3%, Doha (DOH) +11.8% and Abu Dhabi (AUH) +11%.

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