The summer holiday season continued to support strong passenger traffic in August 2015, with Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern airports recorded growth of 8.3% and 15% respectively.
Majority of airports in the region reported positive passenger growth for the month with strong support from both international and domestic travels. Among the largest airports in the region, Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Bangkok (BKK) and New Delhi (DEL) generated the highest growth rate for the month at +20.9%, +16.0% and +15.3% respectively. In the Middle East, the three largest hubs continued to generate solid growth for the month: Doha (DOH) +22% and Abu Dhabi (AUH) +17.4% and Dubai (DXB) +9.5%.
Air freight remained weak, continued to be impacted by slowdown across Asian export markets and oil producing economies. In August 2015, freight volumes were essentially flat in Asia-Pacific 0% and the Middle East +0.9%.