China to build more than 200 new air­ports

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China to build 216 new air­ports by 2035 and de­velop some re­gional trans­port hubs, civil avi­a­tion au­thor­i­ties said.

As of the end of Oc­to­ber, China had 234 civil air­ports and is ex­pected to have around 450 by 2035, ac­cord­ing to a civil avi­a­tion devel­op­ment guide­line from the Civil Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China.

The de­mand for pas­sen­ger trans­port in China will ac­count for one-fourth of the world’s to­tal and ex­ceed that of the United States by 2035, mak­ing China the largest air pas­sen­ger mar­ket in the world, the guide­line said.

In 2017, China’s air­ports han­dled 552 mil­lion trips, and the num­ber is ex­pected to in­crease to 720 mil­lion by 2020, the ad­min­is­tra­tion said. (Photo 3)

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