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|
|> 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%|