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Kuwait and Muscat delivered solid growth at 8.7 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively Kuwait and Muscat delivered solid growth at 8.7 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively

Middle East February Traffic Revealed by ACI

Passenger traffic across Asia-Pacific rebounded in February with 8.2 percent growth while a small reduction of one percent was observed in the Middle East, according to Airports Council International (ACI) – Asia Pacfic.

Passenger traffic continued to soften in the Middle East during February.

Dubai recorded a marginal decline of 0.3 percent.

The diplomatic crisis in Qatar continued to negatively impact Doha’s traffic for the month, with an 11.5 percent decline.

In terms of air freight, Asia Pacific and Middle East grew by 4.7 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.

The top freight hubs are; Hong Kong, up by 7.1 percent, Shanghai Pudong, up 2.1 percent, and Seoul Incheon, down 0.8 percent.

India continued to lead in Asia Pacific with approximately 20 percent overall growth, sustained by robust domestic demand.

The domestic sector in India grew by 23 percent in February, the highest since January 2017.