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10 August 2018

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Newsletter Highlights

Register now for the ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar 2018 May 2018: Passengers up +6% in Asia-Pacific and down -5% in Middle East ACI Asia-Pacific Publishes 2017 Economic Review


ACI Asia-Pacific HR Bulletin – Published

Industry News Australia Brisbane Airport Brisbane Airport celebrates Jetstar's inaugural flight to Uluru

Japan Kansai Airports KIX suitcase reuse service to begin

Malaysia Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad Malaysia Airports-owned Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Opens Its New Domestic Boarding Hall

Qatar Hamad International Airport Hamad International Airport & Qatar Museums Offer Culture Pass Members Exclusive Look at Latest Art Installation

Singapore Changi Airport Changi Airport Group organises first charity art fair

United Arab Emirates Dubai Airports DWC cargo volume rises 7.1% in the first half

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Register now for the ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar 2018

This year, the ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar (SEAS) is hosted by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. The event will take place at the Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC), in Langkawi, Malaysia on 1012 October 2018. The seminar will cover a diverse range of topics including: • • • • • • •

Session 1: Changing Passenger Profiles and the Impact on Airport Commercial Environments Session 2: Monetization of the Fast-Growing Asia-Pacific & Middle East Airport Commercial Sector Session 3: Airline Marketing 3.0; What is Next? Briefing Session: Coping with Climate Change Session 4: Safety Enhancements and Capacity Building Briefing on Cybersecurity Session 5: Compliance with Recent Amendments to Annex 17

Early bird rates are available until 24 August 2018. 15% Group Discount is also available for groups of three or more delegates from the same company. Furthermore, take the golden chance to utilize the ACI Asia-Pacific Conference Incentive Program (CIP) for two free registrations, exclusively available to ACI Asia-Pacific airport members only. To register and learn more about the event, please visit our event website here.

May 2018: Passengers up +6% in Asia-Pacific and down -5% in Middle East


Passenger traffic across Asia-Pacific airports recorded growth at +6.3% in May 2018 while a reduction of -4.5% was observed in the Middle East. India led the Asia-Pacific region delivering growth at +13.3%. The upward trend in passenger traffic has slowed compared to last year and the domestic sector reported the lowest growth since Nov 2017 at +15.5%. Top volume drivers for the month were: Bangalore (BLR) +25.5%, Delhi (DEL) +8.6%, and Hyderabad (HYD) +27.3%. Passenger traffic growth in China moderated to +8.2% for the month sustained by solid domestic demand at +7.11%. Out of the top 10 airports in Asia-Pacific that generated the highest domestic passenger volume increase from last year, 6 airports came from China and the top three were: Beijing (PEK) +6.8%, Shenzhen (SZX) +10.8%, and Nanchang (KHN) +46.2%. Elsewhere in Asia-Pacific, passenger traffic growth slowed down in a number of countries likely caused by the earlier start of Ramadan this year. Both Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Jakarta (CGK) recorded declines at -2.7% and -2.6% respectively. Mixed results were observed in the Middle East. The region as a whole recorded an overall decline of -4.5%. The earlier timing of Ramadan likely contributed in part to the slow down at the three major hubs: Dubai (DXB) -3.8%, Doha (DOH) 23.6% and Abu Dhabi (AUH) -12.9%. On the other hand, Kuwait (KWI) and Muscat (MCT) continued to report positive growth at +18.2% and +6.9 respectively. In terms of air freight, Asia-Pacific airports maintained solid growth at +4.7% while the Middle East experienced a small decline of -0.9%. Hong Kong continued to be the top freight hub delivering growth at +4.7% followed by Shanghai Pudong (PVG) +1.0% and Seoul Incheon (ICN) +4.4%.

Note : 1. ACI preliminary passenger and freight statistics are based on a significant sample of airports that provide regular monthly reports to ACI. They represent approximately 60% of total passenger traffic and 70% of total freight traffic worldwide. Commentary, tables and charts are based on preliminary data submitted by participating airports and are therefore subject to change. 2. Size categories refer to the annual passenger traffic (in the last 12 months)


ACI Asia-Pacific Publishes 2017 Economic Review To strengthen regional support to members and to establish a key position for ACI in the region on airport economics matters, one of the key initiatives of ACI Asia-Pacific is to develop regionalized analysis & report, and advocacy material in response to specific policy issues. Hence in 2015, we started the publication of the annual ACI Asia-Pacific Economic Review. We are pleased to announce the release of the ACI Asia-Pacific 2017 Economic Review.

The ACI Asia-Pacific 2017 Economic Review, compiled under the direction of the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Economics Committee, provides regional insights on the economic and business environment, identifies trends in air traffic, highlights major airport developments projects and privatization trends, and examines key performance indicators on airport economics. This year’s Review includes an in-depth analysis of the sub-regional LCC markets, and special discussions on how airports are meeting the capacity challenge. Should you wish to receive a full electronic copy, or to provide comments and suggestions to topics for future studies, please contact Suzanne Tong, our Manager, Economics & Statistics at An excerpt of the report is also available on our website.

ACI Asia-Pacific HR Bulletin - Published


Airport’s Corner ▪

Narita International Airport

Taoyuan International Airport

Regional HR Committee Spring Meeting Concluded in Narita, Japan

Another Two DNA Seminars Delivered in the Asia-Pacific Region

ACI Asia-Pacific Announces Young Executive of the Year Award 2018

Human Resources Excellence Recognition Program 2019 is Open for Application

Sharing from ACI Global Training: Launch of the new Airport Financial Management course

ACI Asia-Pacific Regional HR Committee Members

ACI Global Training Course Calendar 2018 (Jul – Dec) in the Asia-Pacific Region

ACI Asia-Pacific Year in Review 2017

Asia-Pacific Airports


Airport Development Showcase Video – Created in April 2018 for the 13th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, to showcase the recent airport development projects shaping the region. If you were not able to attend the event, you can now watch the video from the link below.


ACI Asia-Pacific Region Unit 13, 2/F, Airport World Trade Center,1 Sky Plaza Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

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