13-Apr-2012 11:12 AM

Asia Pacific airports traffic growth continues in Feb-2012, Beijing Airport remains the top airport

ACI Asia Pacific reported (12-Apr-2012) passenger traffic in the Asia Pacific region continued its strong and steady growth in Feb-2012 with a 7.7% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers while Middle East airports saw a 10.9% increase in passenger traffic during the month. According to the industry association, Jakarta Airport and Abu Dhabi Airport reported the strongest passenger growth at 27.3% and 24.5%, respectively. Meanwhile, Beijing Airport reported the highest passenger throughput with more than 5.9 million, followed by Tokyo Haneda (5.1 million), Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Jakarta and Dubai, all of which reported more than 4.2 million passengers in Feb-2012. In terms of cargo traffic, Hong Kong, Shanghai Pudong and Seoul Incheon remained the top three airports in the region in terms of cargo throughput, followed by Tokyo Narita and Dubai. Details include:

  • Passenger numbers:
    • Asia Pacific: +7.7% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: +8.6%;
      • International: +6.7%;
    • Middle East: +10.9%;
      • International: +11.3%;
  • Cargo volume:
    • Asia Pacific: +13.8%;
      • Domestic: +18.5%;
      • International: +12.5%;
    • Middle East: +5.3%;