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Chongqing aims to become China’s fourth largest airport

9-Sep-2011

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CQIA), one of China’s ten largest airports, is currently undergoing a major expansion effort, with the ambition of obtaining international air hub status and becoming the largest airport in western China by 2035. Chongqing is one of several fast-growing airports in western China to have outlined ambitious growth plans, with Chengdu, Xi'an, Chongqing, Wuhan and Kunming all vying for the role as the nation’s fourth largest aviation hub (after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou). [2830 words]

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  • Chongqing Airport planning to become largest airport in western China by 2035; to have capacity for up to 70 million pax
  • Rapid traffic growth in recent years, with growth expected over next 30 years
  • Sichuan Airlines, Air China and China Southern the largest airlines at Chongqing
  • Finnair to become first European carrier to operate to Chongqing, US services to come
  • Huge potential for Chongqing

Graphs and data:

  • Traffic comparison (mill) for Chongqing Airport, Chengdu Airport, Xian Airport, Wuhan Airport, Kunming Airport: Sep-2008 to Sep-2011
  • Traffic growth (%) comparison for Chongqing Airport, Chengdu Airport, Xian Airport, Wuhan Airport, Kunming Airport: Sep-2008 to Sep-2011
  • Airports in China with more than 10 million passenger numbers p/a: 2010
  • Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport annual passenger traffic growth: FY2003 to FY2010
  • Top 20 Chinese airports by aircraft movements: week commencing 05-Sep-2011
  • Chongqing Airport passenger numbers: 2009 to 2011
  • Chongqing Airport cargo volume: 2009 to 2011
  • Chongqing Airport aircraft movements: 2009 to 2011
  • Chongqing Airport capacity (ASK per week) by carrier: 05-Sep-2011 to 11-Sep-2011
  • Chongqing Airport capacity share (ASKs) by alliance: 05-Sep-2011 to 11-Sep-2011
  • Chongqing Airport international vs domestic capacity share (seats): 05-Sep-2011 to 11-Sep-2011
  • Chongqing Airport international capacity (seats) by region: 05-Sep-2011 to 11-Sep-2011
  • Airlines operating to/from Chongqing Airport based 05-Sep-2011 to 11-Sep-2011 schedule
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