Global passenger traffic in May continued the growth pattern seen over the past twelve months, reports Airports Councils International. Total passenger traffic increased by 6.9% compared to May of 2014, with international passenger traffic up 7.3% and domestic traffic up 6.7%.
All regions reported gains in total passenger traffic, with Asia-Pacific and the Middle East the fastest growing regions up 10.6% and 10.9%, respectively. International passenger traffic for those regions grew by 11.6% and 11.4%.
North America and Europe posted total passenger traffic growth above trend at 4.5% and 5.8%, respectively; Latin America-Caribbean traffic grew by 6.4%. Africa posted a 4.4% total passenger traffic growth, with +2.9% international traffic and a strong +8.5% domestic traffic.
Several of the worlds’ busiest airports experienced double-digit increases in total passenger numbers. Dubai (DXB), Bangkok (BKK) and Shanghai (PVG) showed the most growth of 23.2%, 22.8% and 22.0%, respectively. Incheon (ICN) and Delhi (DEL) also posted high numbers with 19.9% and 14.9% growth in total passenger volumes.