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ACI: May 2017 – Passengers up 8% and 4% respectively in Asia-Pacific and Middle East

In India, while the overall pace of increase in domestic passenger traffic continued to moderate, growth in May rebounded to above 15%, the highest since January.

Hong Kong – Passengers traveling through the Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern airports in May grew by +7.9% and +4.1% respectively compared to the same period last year.

In China, both domestic and international passenger travels in May showed strong results likely boosted by vacation travels during national holidays. Shijiazhuang (SJW) +28.1%, Tianjin (TSN) +24.3% and Nanjing (NKG) +19.7% continued to expand at a fast pace delivering substantial increase from last year.

In India, while the overall pace of increase in domestic passenger traffic continued to moderate, growth in May rebounded to above 15%, the highest since January. A number of small to medium sized airports delivered outstanding gains: Bhubaneswar (BBI) +43.1%, Guwahati (GAU) +40.1% and Calcutta (CCU) +34.9%. Delhi (DEL), the largest airport in India, recorded +14.3% growth, the highest among major hub airports in the Asia-Pacific region.

Elsewhere in the region, Japan’s international passenger traffic also benefited from national holidays in the month and experienced robust growth in May. Fukuoka (FUK) recorded the highest growth in Japan at +16.6%.

In the Middle East, passenger traffic showed mixed results. While pace of growth eased at the three largest hubs: Dubai (DXB) +1.9%, Doha (DOH) +6.1% and Abu Dhabi (AUH) -2%, significant increases were observed at Madinah (MED) +24.9% and Muscat (MCT) +14.7%.

Note :

  1. ACI preliminary passenger and freight 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.
  2. Size categories refer to the annual passenger traffic (in the last 12 months)
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