ACI Asia-Pacific recorded 3.5% increase in passenger traffic in July 2014

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Hong Kong, September 15, 2014 (STAT):-Passenger traffic maintained a steady growth rate for the month of July 2014, Asia-Pacific airports recorded a year-on-year increase of +3.5% while airports in the Middle East posted an increase of +5.0%. For year-to-date passenger traffic from January to July 2014, the Middle East continued to lead the region with a strong increase of +8.4%, while the Asia-Pacific posted an increase of +4.2%. From January to July 2014, the top 5 busiest airports in the region were Beijing (PEK, +1.6%), Tokyo Haneda (HND, +5.6%), Dubai (DXB, +4.9%), Hong Kong (HKG, +6.1%) and Jakarta (CGK, -5.2%). Tokyo Haneda (HND)’s growth was partially attributed to the strong increase in international passenger traffic (+21.7%), whereas Jakarta (CGK) was impacted by slowdown of domestic passenger traffic (-6.4%). The Middle Eastern airports continued to demonstrate sturdy growth for the year to date, with Abu Dhabi (AUH, +19.7%) and Doha (DOH, +14%) posting double-digit growth. Other airports in the region reporting growth rates in excess of 15% include: Bangkok Don Muang (DMK, +21.5%), Kaohsiung (KHH, +20.5%), Chiang Mai (CNX, +19.4%) and Goa (GOI, +17.4%). Freight volumes continue to show signs of strong recovery with improvements in global trade and commerce. Cargo traffic recorded robust growth for the month of July 2014. Asia-Pacific airports recorded a year-on-year growth of +6.8% while the Middle East recorded growth of +12.0%. Year-to-date growth was +5.1% for Asia-Pacific and +9.6% for the Middle East. The strong growth in the Middle East was primarily driven by the recent expanded operations at Doha (DOH) and Dubai World Central (DWC). The top 5 airports in the region with the highest cargo throughput from January to July 2014: Hong Kong (HKG, +6.7%), Shanghai Pudong (PVG, +8.3%), Seoul Incheon (ICN, +3.9%), Dubai (DXB, -3.1%) and Tokyo Narita (NRT, +9.0%). Summary of Asia-Pacific Region Traffic Results (%)
    July 2014 Over  July 2013 Jan to July 2014 Over Jan to July2013 12-month rolling year
Pax Flash
  ASP ME ASP ME ASP ME
Int’l passenger 3.4 5.6 4.9 8.9 6.5 10.0
Domestic passenger 3.7 - 3.9 - 4.9 -
Total passenger 3.5 5.0 4.2 8.4 5.5 9.6
Freight Flash
  ASP ME ASP ME ASP ME
Int’l freight 7.2 12.0 5.5 9.6 4.1 3.5
Domestic freight 5.4 - 3.9 - 3.6 -
Total freight 6.8 12.0 5.1 9.6 4.0 3.5
     
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