ACI – Asia-Pacific: Asia Pacific airport traffic down 1% in Apr-2019

    ACI – Asia-Pacific reported (11-Jul-2019) Asia Pacific airport traffic declined 1% year-on-year in Apr-2019. Key regional highlights include:

    • China: Passenger traffic grew marginally this month despite solid international demands. A number of negative factors were at play, including partial runway maintenance closures in Beijing and significant cancellations at many airports in southern and eastern China due to adverse weather conditions. Key airports:
      • Beijing Capital International Airport: -5.9%;
      • Shanghai Pudong International Airport: -0.2%;
      • Guangzhou International Airport: +0.2%;
    • India: Passenger traffic continued to trend downward, especially in the domestic sector. Overall passenger traffic was adversely affected by the service suspension of a major airline and the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, particularly in Delhi and Mumbai. Key airports:
      • Delhi International Airport: -15.3%;
      • Mumbai International Airport: -19.9%;
      • Bangalore International Airport: +3.6%;
      • Hyderabad International Airport: +3.8%;
    • Other Asia Pacific airports:
      • Tokyo Narita Airport: +3.1%;
      • Osaka Kansai International Airport: +7.7%;
      • Seoul Incheon International Airport: +5.5%;
      • Taipei Taoyuan International Airport: +5.6.