Boosted by the summer holiday traffic, both international and domestic passenger numbers have soared, registering a year-on-year growth of +10% in Asia-Pacific and +18.5% in the Middle East.
Year-to-date passenger traffic from January to August 2013 showed an increase of +6.5% and +11.5% in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East respectively comparing to same period last year.
The top five busiest airport in the month of August 2013 were Beijing (PEK), Tokyo Haneda (HND), Dubai (DXB), Hong Kong (HKG) and Jakarta (CGK).
Dubai (DXB) continues to realise its gains in international passenger traffic for August (+23%) by serving as the fulcrum that connects east and west, while Jakarta’s traffic growth (+16%) is largely attributed to its burgeoning domestic market of over 42 million passengers per annum.
Other airports that recorded double-digit growth in passenger traffic included Kuala Lumpur (KUL), up 28.3%; Delhi (DEL), up 20.1% and Mumbai (BOM), up 22.4%.