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Beijing Capital – Now the third largest airport in the world. Shanghai and Guangzhou also key hubs

29-Mar-2010

Beijing Capital International Airport’s passenger numbers exceeded 65 million in the 12 months ended 31-Dec-2009, making it by far the largest airport in China, and the third largest airport in the world, according to ACI. Beijing is on track to overtake London Heathrow this year and could overtake Atlanta as the world’s busiest as early as 2012, if recent trends are maintained. By then, Beijing will again be operating close to its design capacity. The pressure is now on officials to make some progress on the much-delayed second Beijing project. [3348 words]

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Subheadings:

  • 14 Mainland Chinese airports report annual traffic pax of more than 10 million pax
  • Shanghai Pudong the world third largest cargo hub; Guangzhou growing rapidly thanks to FedEx
  • China’s airports profitable in 2009; CAAC to invest USD13 billion in airport infrastructure in 2010
  • Beijing Capital: Profits soar in 2009, second airport needed
  • Shanghai Hongqiao: Terminal 2 opens on 16-Mar-2010 ahead of Shanghai World Expo
  • Shanghai Pudong: Fifth runway needed
  • Guangzhou Baiyun Airport profitable in 2009
  • Outlook: Rapid growth expected over the short, medium and long-term

Graphs and data:

  • Beijing Airport passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth: 2001-2009
  • ACI Airport total passenger traffic: 2009
  • Chinese airports passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth in 2009: (Annual passengers over 5 million airports)
  • Chinese mainland airports passenger numbers: 2003 to 2009
  • Chinese mainland airports traffic performance: 2007 to 2009
  • ACI Airport total cargo traffic: 2009
  • Leading Chinese airports cargo volume and cargo volume growth: 2009
  • Beijing Capital International Airport operating profit margin and net profit margin: 2004 to 2009
  • Beijing Capital International Airport revenue and passenger growth: 2005 to 2009
  • Beijing Capital International Airport aeronautical revenue and non-aeronautical contribution to the total revenue: 2005 to 2009
  • Beijing China
  • Shanghai Hongqiao Terminal 2
  • Shanghai International Airport operating profit margin and net profit margin: 2006-2009
  • Shanghai International Airport operating traffic growth: 2006-2009
  • CAAC passenger traffic (million) and year-on-year growth: 2003 to 2010F
  • CAAC cargo volumes (million tonnes) and year-on-year growth: 2003 to 2010F
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