Asia Pacific airports grew by 6.5 percent in September, ACI – Asia Pacific reveals

Beijing AirportAccording to the recent article published on ACI-Asia Pacific, passenger traffic experienced solid growth in September 2015, despite having had a slowdown in regional trade. The article reveals that Asia Pacific airports grew by 6.5 percent,  and Middle Eastern airports grew by 15.7 percent in September 2015.

A number of major airports recorded year-over-year growth in excess of 20%: Bangkok Don Muang (DMK) by +31.8 percent, Kunming (KMG) by +21.4 percent and Osaka Kansai (KIX) by +21.1 percent. In the Middle East, the three largest hubs continued to generate robust growth for the month. That is Doha (DOH) with +21.4 percent, Abu Dhabi (AUH) with +18.2% and Dubai (DXB) with +8.2%percent.

Air freight remained weak for the month, continued to be impacted by slowdown across Asian export markets and oil producing economies. In September 2015, freight volumes were essentially flat in Asia Pacific with a growth of only +0.5% and slightly decreased in the Middle East by -3.9%.

Below are the airports reporting the highest traffic volume in September 2015 (with respective growth rate from last year) according to preliminary traffic data.

The top three airports by size, who receive more than 40 million passengers per year were revealed as Beijing (PEK) with +2.7 percent, Tokyo Haneda (HND) with +0.2 percent, and Dubai (DXB) with +8.2 percent. Airports welcoming 25 million to 40 million are listed as Kumming (KMG) with +21.4 percent, Sydney (SYD) with +3.6 percent and Shenzen (SZX) with +8.1percent.

Airports with more than 15 million to 25 million include Osaka Kansai (KIX) with +21.1 percent, Abu Dhabi (AUH) +18.2 percent, and Seoul Gimpo (GMP) with +7.8 percent. The airports which fall under 5 million to 15 million are Osaka Itami (ITM) with 0.7 percent, Madras (Chennai) (MAA) +2.6 percent, and Kuwait (KWI) +19.7 percent.

The three top airports that carry freight the most are listed as Hong Kong (HKG) +1.1 percent, Tokyo Haneda, hanghai Pudong (PVB) +0.2 percent, and Dubai (DXB) with +2.4 percent.

ACI PaxFlash and FreightFlash statistics are based on a significant sample of airports that provide regular monthly reports to ACI. They represent approximately 60% of total passenger traffic and 70% of total freight traffic worldwide.

Source: www. aci-asiapac.aero