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Airports of Thailand PAX up by 5.5%; Shenzhen Airport cargo up 19.5%

Airports of Thailand (+1.3%) announced its passenger traffic rose by 5.5% in Sep-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.3 million, +5.5%;
    • Domestic: 1.6 million, -5.0%;
    • International: 2.8 million, +12.6%;
  • Aircraft movements: 30,837, +6.4%;
  • Air cargo: 120,286 tonnes, +18.9%.

Meanwhile, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi’s international pax traffic was up 9% - traffic highlights in Sep-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 3.2 million, +1.4%;
    • Domestic: 689,846, -19.1%;
    • International: 2.5 million, +8.95%;
  • Aircraft movements: 20,981, +1.7%;
  • Air cargo: 113,821 tonnes, +17.9%.

China’s Shenzhen Airport (+2%) reports (12-Oct-2010) the following traffic highlights in Sep-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.1 million, +7.2% year-on-year;
  • Cargo volume: 75,000 tonnes, +19.5%;
  • Aircraft movements: 17,300, +3.7%.

See related CAPA profile: Traffic - Airports

New Zealand's Auckland Super City mayor, Len Brown is confident his transport plans will succeed despite requiring a USD7.5 billion (NZD10 billion) investment. Mr Brown's plans include a CBD rail loop, a rail link between the North Shore and Auckland City, and rail to Auckland Airport (0%). The new Auckland City Council will be sworn in on 01-Nov-2010.

Other Asia Pacific operators who gained ground included Shanghai (+2.8%), Australian Infra Fund (+1.6%) and Korea Airport (+1.2%). Meanwhile, Hainan Meilan (-2%) lost ground.

Selected airports daily share price movements (% change): 11-Oct-2010