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Passengers up six percent in Asia-Pacific and down five percent in the Middle East Passengers up six percent in Asia-Pacific and down five percent in the Middle East

May: Passengers Rise for Asia-Pacific but Decline in Middle East

Passenger traffic across Asia-Pacific airports recorded growth at 6.3 percent in May while a reduction of 4.5 percent was observed in the Middle East.

India led the Asia-Pacific region delivering growth at 13.3 percent. The upward trend in passenger traffic has slowed compared to 2017. Mixed results were observed in the Middle East. The earlier timing of Ramadan likely contributed in part to the slow down at the three major hubs: Dubai International Airport fell by 3.8 percent, Doha International Airport dropped by 23.6 percent and Abu Dhabi International Airport fell by 12.9 percent. On the other hand, Kuwait International Airport and Muscat International Airport continued to report positive growth at 18.2 percent and 6.9 respectively. In terms of air freight, Middle East experienced a small decline of 0.9 percent.