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Passengers Increase in Middle East Airports

In October 2017, passenger traffic at Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern airports increased by 8.1 percent and 3.3 percent respectively compared to the same period in 2016.

In the Middle East, passenger traffic continued to show mixed results in October 2017. Passenger traffic growth at Dubai was at 6.9 percent increase, its strongest since April 2017. Doha saw 14.3 percent decrease while Muscat and Kuwait were the bright spots in the Middle East during October 2017 reporting growth of 19.4 percent and 17.2 percent respectively.

In terms of air freight, Asia-Pacific and Middle East grew 2.6 percent and 1.3 percent respectively in October 2017.