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Wed, 19 August 2015

Airports in AP and ME Report Growth; Bangkok's Don Mueang Up 50.3%

According to ACI, airports in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East maintained steady growth in June 2015, reporting year-on-year gains at +4.9% and +6.1% respectively.

Despite slowdown in regional trade activities, international travel remained resilient. For the first half of 2015, both regions recorded cumulative passenger traffic increase of +8.3% and +8.8% respectively.

A number of major airports in the Asia Pacific generated year-on-year growth in excess of 15% in 1H 2015: Shanghai Pudong (PVG) +18.5%, Bangkok (BKK) +18.5%, Mumbai (BOM) +17.8%, and Kunming (KMG) +20.2%.

Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) continued to generate the highest increase among major airports at +50.3%.

Air freight however, continued to be impacted by slowdown across Asian export markets.

In June 2015, Asia Pacific recorded a decrease of -0.2% and the Middle East maintained growth at +4.5% from the same period last year.

From January to June this year, Asia Pacific generated cumulative growth of +3% with New Delhi (DEL) achieving the highest growth rate at +12.2%. The Middle East grew at +8.6% year-to-date, and its largest freight hub Dubai (DXB) recorded increase of +2.8%.

Looking ahead towards the second half of 2015, passenger traffic is likely to maintain a solid track with support from leisure travels. However, the slowing down in trade activities continues to put pressures on both passenger and freight traffic in the coming months.

ACI, Airports, Traffic

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