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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL -MAY 2017 • Page 23 event EXPRESSTM Do you really want a native Event App but think that your deadline is too tight? We’ll have it ready in for you. 10 days www.eventapps.com.au Find out more at... invisage your satchel in your hand branded for your event network with social timelines attendee profiles instant messaging developed and supported in australia engage with beacon and geofence messaging ulous city markets in the world and a major centre for trade and business. PVG, which represented more than 60 per cent of Shang- hai’s passenger traffic in 2016, and Hongqiao (SHA), the city’s sister airport, topped the 100 million passenger mark in com- bined passenger traffic. Shanghai therefore joined the ranks of the world’s busiest city markets in 2016, in the company of London, New York, Tokyo and Atlanta. East Asia Seoul Incheon (ICN), a major Korean hub in East Asia with significant international traffic experienced double digit growth of 17.1 per cent year-over-year in passenger traffic in 2016. Even after factoring in the effect of the outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, which depressed the passenger figures during the summer of 2015, ICN would still have achieved an esti- mated growth rate of at least 10 per cent. The continued growth of low cost carriers on key segments and the start of A380 flights on long-haul routes paved the way for traffic expansion. Also, de- mand for Korean and Japanese in- ternational routes added impetus at ICN and other Korean airports. That demand helped Tokyo Hane- da (HND), the world’s fifth busiest airport and Japan’s largest, which grew 5.5 per cent in total passen- ger traffic for 2016. Other key markets Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), a major European hub, grew 9.2 per cent in 2016. While AMS gained traffic due to the substitution effect from terrorism activity at sister hubs, the airport remained strategic for connections on continental and intercontinental traffic. The airport currently provides over 320 flight connections to airports in some 98 countries. Denver (DEN) also continued to increase traffic at a high rate, grow- ing almost eight per cent in 2016. Finally, there are two airports outside the top 20 that are growing fast: Delhi (DEL) and Doha (DOH), the world’s 21st and 50th-busiest airports. Both airports achieved growth of over 20 per cent. While almost three quarters of DEL’s traffic is domestic, DOH is a rapidly growing hub in the Middle East with almost all of its traffic internation- al. The dynamic between Indian aviation, which is poised to be one of the largest aviation markets over the long-term, and the Middle Eastern hubs as major points of connectivity, will be important in the years to come. Aircraft movements As well as the world’s busi- est airport, ATL (+1.8 per cent) was the world’s Number 1 for aircraft movements, ahead of Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), which experienced a decline of -0 .9 per cent and LAX, which experienced an increase of 6.3 per cent. Both AMS and PVG moved up the ranks, posting growth rates of 6.6 and 6.8 per cent respectively. The top 20 airports achieved growth of 1.8 per cent year-over-year compared to 2015. “The aviation industry is constant- ly changing, adapting and innovat- ing,” said Angela Gittens, director general, ACI World. “Global aviation markets remain dynamic in the face of economic uncertainty and geopolitical risks that persist on many fronts. Con- necting people and places still remains paramount to the aviation sector in spite of the looming threat to market liberalisation in major Western economies. We see passenger traffic continuing to grow at many of the major hubs. The combined use of larger aircraft, increased load factors by airlines and more efficient use of infrastructure continue to be an important trend across the industry. From a global perspective, this is a testament to the efficiency gains that have been achieved in the sector.” global summary: Preliminary year- over-year growth for 2016, com- pared to 2015 Total passengers: +5.6% Total international passengers: +6.6% Total cargo (includes mail): +3.3% Total international freight: +4.3% Total aircraft movements: +2.3% * All data here is preliminary and a final report will be published later this year.