Pas­sen­ger num­bers grow at Ti­bet airport

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

The num­ber of pas­sen­gers han­dled by Lhasa Kong­gar Airport in the Ti­bet au­ton­o­mous re­gion ex­ceeded 3 mil­lion this year, show­ing the rapid de­vel­op­ment of its civil avi­a­tion in­dus­try. The airport in Lhasa opened in 1965. It saw pas­sen­ger num­bers ex­ceed 1 mil­lion in 2006 and 2 mil­lion in 2013. “The rapid growth in pas­sen­ger num­bers at Lhasa airport shows peo­ple’s con­fi­dence in Ti­bet’s so­cial sta­bil­ity, and is a sym­bol of the rapid eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of Ti­bet,” said a re­gional civil avi­a­tion of­fi­cial. ap­pre­ci­ated against the US dol­lar to its high­est level in three weeks. The cen­tral par­ity rate of the yuan strength­ened 295 ba­sis points to 6.8575 against the green­back, ac­cord­ing to the China For­eign Ex­change Trade Sys­tem. In China’s spot for­eign ex­change mar­ket, the yuan is al­lowed to rise or fall by 2 per­cent from the cen­tral par­ity rate each trad­ing day. The cen­tral par­ity rate of the yuan against the US dol­lar is based on a weighted av­er­age of prices of­fered by mar­ket mak­ers be­fore the open­ing of the in­ter­bank mar­ket each busi­ness day.

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