RIDING SOUTHEAST ASIA’S WEALTH WAVE
Singapore Changi Airport, May 2008. Wikimedia Commons
By Kevin Martin
The Jakarta Post-Oct 4, 2018
For a sense of what rising affluence in a region of 650 million-plus consumers is all about, consider the soaring passenger volumes at many of Southeast Asia’s airports. Manila handled 41 million last year. That’s double the 2006 number. Passenger numbers at Ho Chi Minh City have more than quadrupled over the same period. Jakarta’s have risen from 37 million in 2009 to 63 million last year.
First published in: The Jakarta Post