Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East regions witnesses growth in passenger volume, says Airports Council International (ACI) APAC

As per the ACI’s study, passenger traffic in APAC and the Middle East registered growth of 1.1 per cent and 5.2 per cent respectively

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Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific (APAC) recently unveiled interesting insights on passenger traffic growth in Middle East and APAC regions.  As per the ACI’s study, passenger traffic in APAC and the Middle East registered growth of 1.1 per cent and 5.2 per cent respectively in the month of October.

Passenger Traffic in India, both on International as well as domestic segments witnessed improvements, which was owing to rising demand for travels during public holidays. The three airports that registered passenger volume increase from last year were Delhi (3.1%), Kolkata (5.8%) and Hyderabad (4.6%). In China, passenger traffic saw modest growth in the month of October, reflecting signs of easing especially in the domestic sector. The three airports with the most passenger volume increase from last year were Chengdu (4.9%), Shenzhen (4.9%) and Guangzhou (3.3%).

With reference to other regions in APAC, passenger traffic between Japan and South Korea was severely affected by diplomatic tensions between the two countries.  However, Jeju and Seoul Gimpo managed to grow 12.5% and 7.7% respectively, which was backed by increased domestic tourists amid lower demand from Japan. Passenger traffic in Middle East gained momentum and grew at 5.2%. Dubai, the largest hub in the region, reported positive growth at 1.9%. Other high growth airports included Doha (16.1%) and Sharjah (13.9%).

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