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Incheon Airport's passenger numbers fall in April; Beijing Capital powers on

Analysis

Seoul Incheon reported subdued traffic in Apr-2011.

Incheon International Airport reported its second consecutive reduction in passenger numbers last month, despite fairly healthy growth in aircraft movements:

  • Passenger numbers: 2,587,178, -1.6%;
    • International: 2,543,375, -1.6%;
    • Domestic: 43,803, -1.8%;

Incheon International Airport passenger numbers (mill): Jan-2009 to Apr-2011

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Incheon's cargo volumes dropped 5.4% to 217,115 tonnes. NB: CAPA offers on-demand traffic graphs for over 150 airports worldwide, including Incheon.

Incheon International Airport cargo volumes ('000 tonnes): Jan-2009 to Apr-2011

 

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Meanwhile, Beijing Capital International Airport extended its gains in Apr-2011, reporting the following traffic highlights:

  • Passenger numbers: 6,669,000, +10.4%;
  • Aircraft movements: 44,520, +4.8%.

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The Chinese airport's shares eased 0.3% on Friday. Rival Shanghai Airport gained 2.2%.

Selected airports' daily share price movements (% change): 06-May-2011

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