ACI Asia-Pacific sees traffic increase in H1/2014
Cargo traffic in the Asia-Pacific region continued to increase, but at a slower pace in June 2014. Asia-Pacific airports recorded year-on-year growth of +4.5% for June 2014, while the Middle East noted a 3.9% decrease. Year-to-date growth was +5% for Asia-Pacific and +2.5% for the Middle East.
The top five airports with the highest cargo throughput in H1/2014 were Hong Kong (HKG, +6.4%), Shanghai Pudong (PVG, +7.6%), Seoul Incheon (ICN, +3.8%), Dubai (DXB, -1.8%) and Tokyo Narita (NRT, +9.8%). The slowdown in cargo traffic growth in the Middle East was driven primarily by Dubai (DXB)’s temporary runway closure.