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According to Airports Council International (ACI), in September, Asia Pacific and the Middle East delivered a passenger traffic increase of 9.8 percent and 11.9 percent, respectively.

For the year-to-date, both Asia-Pacific and the Middle East grew 10 percent.

In the Middle East, Doha and Muscat were in leading positions reporting passenger traffic increases of 22.6 percent and 17.1 percent respectively for the month.

The largest hub in the region, Dubai also generated double-digit growth at 10.3 percent.

Regarding air freight, despite global trade growth remaining weak, in September Asia Pacific generated robust growth at 6.7 percent whereas the Middle East rose by 3.1 percent.