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Dubai International Dubai International

Middle East Airports Lead Asia Pacific

Passenger traffic in the Middle East rose 6.9 percent in October 2015, outpacing the growth in Asia Pacific that averaged at 6.7 percent.

According to Airports Council International’s data, among the busiest hubs, Dubai International witnessed a 4.4 percent rise in traveller figures, and despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy, several airports in China recorded double-digit improvements.

On the other hand, freight volumes continued to be weak, showing a 2.2 percent increase in the Middle East and a 0.7 percent gain in Asia Pacific.