Passenger numbers grow at Tibet airport
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.