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Asia-Pacific airports recorded 10.7% increase in passenger traffic in January 2014

March 21, 2014 Airport No Comments Email Email

Hong Kong] The Asia-Pacific and Middle East region had a good start in year 2014, recording +10.7% year-on-year growth in passenger traffic in January.

Almost all airports registered a positive result compared to January 2013 except for Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) which saw a drop in international passenger traffic by -4.1% due to the declaration of State of Emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces on 22 January 2014.

More than half of the airports in the region recorded double-digit growth in January 2014 partly due to the Chinese New Year holiday which occurred during the period of 31 January to 3 February this year whereas it was in February in 2013. The airport with the highest growth is Hangzhou (HGH) with +34.3% increase year-on-year.  Kaohsiung (KHH), Chengdu (CTU), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Chiang Mai (CNX) and Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) all recorded more than 20% growth.

For air cargo traffic, Asia-Pacific airports recorded a +3.8% year-on-year increase in January 2014, very close to the +3.7% recorded by the Middle Eastern counterparts.

Contrary to passenger traffic, air cargo traffic showed a wider disparity. While about half of the airports showed positive results, another half recorded a decrease in traffic when compared to same month last year. Nagoya (NGO) is the airport with the highest growth in January 2014, recording +51.7%.

Summary of Asia-Pacific Region Traffic Results (% change) 

 

 

Jan 2014

Over  Jan 2013

12-month rolling

 

ASP

ME

ASP

ME

Int’l passenger

11.3

11.0

9.0

10.5

Domestic passenger

10.4

7.1

Total passenger

10.7

10.7

7.8

10.4

 

ASP

ME

ASP

ME

Int’l freight

6.6

3.7

(0.1)

5.0

Domestic freight

(3.5)

1.2

Total freight

3.8

3.7

0.2

5.0

Note :

1. ASP = Asia-Pacific Area; ME = Middle East Area

2. 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. Commentary, tables and charts are based on preliminary data submitted by participating airports and are therefore subject to change.

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