CAAC stated 21 airports in China reported annual passenger numbers exceeding 10 million in 2011, five more than 2010, of which eight airports reported annual passenger numbers exceeding 20 million. According to CAAC-News, airports which reported annual passenger numbers of more than 20 million include Beijing Capital, Guangzhou Airport, Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai Hongqiao, Shenzhen Airport, Chengdu Airport, Kunming Airport and Xian Airport.
Eight Chinese airports with annual pax over 20 million in 2011
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