Year end cargo boost for airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East
26 / 01 / 2017
Air cargo hubs in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East delivered strong results in November 2016, growing at 9.5% and 9.9% respectively, and recovering from a "stagnant market that persisted from the end of 2015 to early 2016".
In its latest monthly regional report, airport association ACI said that the November growth in Asia-Pacific was largely driven by "increased demand for the year-end rush", plus new cargo flows likely generated from e-commerce.
The top three freight hubs in the region all delivered robust increase: Hong Kong at 7.1%, Shanghai Pudong at 11.6% and Seoul Incheon at 9.5%.
In the Middle East, the major airfreight hubs continued to report significant gains in November, especially in Qatar’s Doha airport, which saw volumes up 24.6% and at Dubai International, with a 7.5% increase.