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Asia-Pacific Airports grew 6.7%, Middle Eastern Airports grew 6.9% in October 2015

December 23, 2015 Airport No Comments Email Email

Hong Kong] Passenger traffic experienced moderate growth for the month of October 2015, airports in the Asia-Pacific reported growth of +6.7% and Middle East at +6.9%.

Despite slowdown in the Chinese economy, a number of major airports in China generated double digit growth: Shanghai Pudong (PVG) +12.5%, Chengdu (CTU) +10%, Kunming (KMG) +22%. Elsewhere in the region, New Delhi (DEL) reported +16.2% and Bangalore +22% supported by strong economic growth in India.

Air freight volumes continued to be weak, impacted by slowdown across Asian export markets and oil producing economies. In October 2015, freight volumes were essentially flat in Asia-Pacific +0.7% and slightly increased in the Middle East +2.2%.

TABLE 1:  Airports reporting the highest traffic volume in October 2015 (with respective growth rate from last year) according to preliminary traffic data

Top 3 airports by size1
Passenger Freight
> 40M 25M to 40M 15M to 25M 5M to 15M  
Beijing (PEK) +4.7% Kunming (KMG) +22% Seoul Gimpo (GMP) +9.5% Osaka Itami (ITM)        +1% Hong Kong (HKG)


Tokyo Haneda (HND) +0.6% Sydney (SYD) +1.3% Osaka Kansai (KIX) +23% Madras (Chennai) (MAA) +6.8% Shanghai Pudong (PVB) +2.2%
Dubai (DXB) +4.4% Shenzhen (SZX) +7.6% Brisbane (BNE) -0.8% Busan (PUS) +22.3% Seoul Incheon (ICN)+1.3%

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