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7.3% increase in passenger traffic in October 2014

ACI Asia-Pacific recorded 7.3% increase in passenger traffic in October 2014

[December 16, 2014 – Hong Kong] In October 2014, passenger traffic reported by Asia-Pacific airports maintained a moderate growth rate of +7.3% year-on-year while airports in the Middle East reported +7.6% in the same period.

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 Muang (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%, Jarkata (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%

Summary of Asia-Pacific Region Traffic Results (%)

Oct 2014
Over Oct 2013
Jan to Oct 2014
Over Jan to Oct 2013
rolling year
Pax Flash
Int’l passenger7.
Domestic passenger7.7-5.1-5.2-
Total passenger7.
Freight Flash
Int’l freight5.413.
Domestic freight3.0-4.8-4.7-
Total freight4.813.75.812.45.712.0

Note :

1. ASP = Asia-Pacific Area; ME = Middle East Area

2. ACI PaxFlash and FreightFlash statistics are based on a significant sample of airports that provide regular monthly reports to ACI. They represent approximately 60% of total passenger traffic and 70% of total freight traffic worldwide. Commentary, tables and charts are based on preliminary data submitted by participating airports and are therefore subject to change.

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