Asia-Pacific airports remain resilient despite continuing uncertainties in both Europe and US markets, recording a 7.
1 percent increase in passenger traffic in May 2012, according to the Airports Council International (ACI).
The latest ACI Passenger and Freight Flash Reports revealed the steady growth year-on-year with Beijing (PEK) recording the highest passenger traffic in the region with over 6.7 passengers.
Tokyo Haneda (HND) was a close second with over 5.4 million passengers followed by Hong Kong (HKG), Dubai (DXB) and Bangkok (BKK), all performing well and recording over 4 million passengers in May 2012.
The increase is a continuation of the first five months strong performance, increasing 8.4 percent overall for this period compared to the same period last year.
Air freight traffic throughout Asia-Pacific airports also showed a slight increase of 1.3 percent for the month of May compared to May last year.
The top five performing airports with the highest cargo traffic are Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Seoul Incheon (ICN), Dubai (DXB) and Tokyo Narita (NRT).
ACI Asia-Pacific regional director Mrs. Patti Chau said the Asia-Pacific region has once again achieved significant result in passenger numbers and remained resilient to the worldwide economic uncertainties in terms of cargo traffic.
This achievement is attributed to the efforts of airports, airlines and all stakeholders in this region and proves to the world the strong potential of this market.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W