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

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


[December 22, 2015 – 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%



Note :


  1. 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.




About Airports Council International Asia-Pacific


ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five regions of the Airports Council International (ACI), is based in Hong Kong and represents 99 members operating 580 airports in 47 countries in Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East.


As the only global trade association of the world’s airports, ACI represents airports’ interests with governments and international organizations, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. In 2014, ACI Asia-Pacific airports have handled 2.48 billion passengers and 46.3 million tonnes of cargo.


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