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Mon, 23 November 2015

Passenger Traffic at Asia Pacific Airports Up 6.5%

According to data compiled by ACI Asia Pacific airports in the Asia Pacific region reported an overall growth of 6.5%, whereas airports in the Middle East grew at by 15.7%.

Growth in the first three quarters was 8.3% for Asia Pacific and 11.7% for Middle East.

Despite slowdown in regional trade activities, passenger traffic experienced solid growth in September 2015.

A number of major airports recorded year-on-year growth in excess of 20%: Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) +31.8%, Kunming (KMG) +21.4%, Osaka Kansai (KIX) +21.1%.

In the Middle East, the three largest hubs continued to generate robust growth for the month: Doha (DOH) +21.4% and Abu Dhabi (AUH) +18.2% and Dubai (DXB) +8.2%.

Air freight remained weak for the month, continued to be impacted by slowdown across Asian export markets and oil producing economies.

In September 2015, freight volumes were essentially flat in Asia Pacific at 0.5%, and decreased a little in the Middle East -3.9%.

See also: Future of Air Travel - HD Video Interview with SITA President for Asia Pacific and Asia Pacific Airlines Experience Strong Growth in Fiercely Competitive Markets.

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