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Beijing Capital Airport existing capacity reaching saturation

21-Mar-2013 12:43 PM

China's Beijing Capital International Airport stated (18-Mar-2013) it expects to face pressure from both the international and domestic economic climate in 2013, with the world economy “trapped in deep adjustment” and China showing “signs of stabilisation”. The airport also noted "existing capacity of the Beijing Capital Airport has reached saturation", adding: "Under pressures from both the domestic and international environments, the Beijing Capital Airport will further tap its potential and strive to maintain a steady and healthy growth momentum in 2013". In 2013, the airport said it would seek to ease the strain on domestic facilities by opening building D in terminal 3, as well as pushing forward the expansion and refurbishment of terminal 2. Among the company’s priorities in 2013 will be the advancement of its strategic cooperation with Air China and expanding its international route network. BCIA said it would achieve these goals by capitalising on the new 72-hour visa-free transit policy and by coordinating more closely with the city of Beijing to attract international and transit passengers. [more – original PR]