Weak numbers in Asia Pacific for September

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Hong Kong International Airport aerial shot

The Airports Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific reports airfreight remain week in the region in September.

The association says in its FreightFlash statistics for the month that tonnage continued to be impacted by slowdown across Asian export markets and oil producing economies.

ACI Asia Pacific says freight volumes were essentially flat in Asia-Pacific in September with a rise of 0.5 per cent and there was a decrease in the usually buoyant Middle East of 3.9 per cent.

The Asia Pacific region’s busiest three gateways by volumes saw small rises in the month.

Hong International Airport, the region’s powerhouse freight hub and busiest in the world saw an increase of 1.1 per cent in September.

Freight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport was up 0.2 per cent and Dubai International Airport was up 2.4 per cent, which came despite the Middle East decline in September.