12-Jul-2013 1:16 PM

ACI Asia Pacific: Asia Pacific pax up 6%, Middle East pax up 12% in May-2013

ACI Asia Pacific reported (11-Jul-2013) steady passenger growth in the Asia Pacific region continued in May-2013 with a 5.7% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports and a 12.3% increase at Middle Eastern airports. Phuket and Chiang Mai recorded the highest year-on-year growth of 28%, followed by Kuala Lumpur. The five busiest airports in the region were Beijing, Tokyo Haneda, Dubai, Jakarta and Hong Kong. Cargo traffic fell slightly by 1.0% at Asia Pacific airports while Middle Eastern airports continued to grow steadily at 7.7%. The top five airports by cargo traffic were Hong Kong, Shanghai Pudong, Dubai, Seoul Incheon and Beijing. Jakarta recorded the highest percentage growth of 18.3%, followed by Abu Dhabi at 17.1%. [more - original PR]