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Global passenger growth continues

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 15, 2013
Asian traffic continues to takeoff. (Rob Finlayson)

Airports in the Asia Pacific region recorded 9.3 per cent traffic growth year-on-year growth in March 2013, while those in the Middle East recorded 15.4 per cent growth, according to the Airports Council International.

The March results bring total passenger traffic during the first quarter to 6.4 per cent year-on-year growth in Asia Pacific and 12.6 per cent in the Middle East, in what is described as “very promising” signs of a sustained improvement.

Airfreight traffic in the Asia Pacific region, however, showed a continuing opposing trend, recording a slight decline of -1.1 per cent, whereas the Middle Eastern airports continued to grow steadily at 8.7 per cent year-on-year. First quarter performance reflected a one per cent decline and a strong 9.8 per cent increase in the respective regions.

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