Chinese airport traffic rises 10%

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Beijing Capital was China's busiest airport in 20145 (photo by TonyV3112)
Beijing Capital was China’s busiest airport in 20145 (photo by TonyV3112)

Passenger traffic at airports in mainland China continued to demonstrate strong growth in 2014.

According to the full-year data released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the country’s airports handled a total of 831.5 million passengers last year, up 10.2% compared with 2013.

Of this total, 89% of traffic (760.6m passengers) was on domestic flights, up 10.1% year-on-year, with the remaining 70.9m passengers on international flights, up 11.7% compared to last year.

The airports in China’s three “megacities”, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, accounted for 28% of all passenger numbers in 2014. Beijing Capital International Airport was the country’s busiest airport – and the second busiest in the world – registering more than 86.1m passengers in 2014, up 3% year-on-year.

Mainland China now has 202 commercial airports.

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