Chinese airports have grown at an incredible rate over the past ten years. The video below, taken from a recent conference presentation by CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison, demonstrates the dynamic change, as China's airports rise up the rankings.
The bubbles represent the relative size of the leading airports (in terms of millions of passengers p/a), while the horizontal scale represents annual growth. Beijing Airport has surged into second place behind Atlanta in a very short space of time. Shanghai Pudong and Hong Kong airports are also climbing.
(And note also Dubai Airport's incredible trajectory).
The emergence of China's powerhouse airports
CAPA regularly publishes in depth analysis of the fast-changing Chinese airport sector. Here are some recent analyses:
- China's fourth largest aviation hub: Chengdu sets a five-year target to take the title
- Xi’an Airport, China’s eighth largest airport, to open third terminal and second runway, in Mar-2012
- Chongqing aims to become China’s fourth largest airport
- Kunming Wujiaba Airport outgrown; Massive new Changshui facility to open in early 2012