10-Oct-2013 3:06 PM

ACI Asia Pacific: Asia Pacific airports record double-digit pax growth in Aug-2013

ACI Asia Pacific reported (10-Oct-2013) airports in the Asia Pacific region increased by double-digits, up 10% year-on-year in Aug-2013 while Middle East airports recorded an 18.5% increase. The top five busiest airport were Beijing, Tokyo Haneda, Dubai, Hong Kong and Jakarta. Dubai continued to realise its gains in international passenger traffic, up 23%, while Jakarta's traffic growth (+16%) is largely attributed to its burgeoning domestic market of over 42 million passengers p/a. Other airports that recorded double-digit growth in passenger traffic included Kuala Lumpur (+28.3%), Delhi (+20.1%) and Mumbai (+22.4%). Air cargo traffic, however, continued to be stagnant, increasing by 0.5% at Asia Pacific airports and +1.3% at Middle Eastern airports. Despite the slow growth, some airports such as Abu Dhabi handled 29.9% more cargo, Delhi saw an 18.5% and Jakarta was up 13.7%. The top five airports with the highest cargo throughput were Hong Kong, Shanghai Pudong, Seoul Incheon, Dubai and Tokyo Narita. [more - original PR]