China to build more than 200 new airports
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)