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Beijing prepares for future growth: Second city airport as Beijing Capital becomes world's Number 2


Beijing has confirmed plans to construct a second major airport in the city within the next five years with capacity to handle 60 million passengers p/a. The facility will ease growing pressures on Beijing Capital International Airport, now the world’s second busiest. Combined with ultimate capacity of 85 million at the existing airport, the Chinese capital will have capacity for 145 million passengers p/a upon completion of the second airport - rivalling Dubai's capacity plans. [1173 words]

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  • Construction likely to commence this year with an investment of USD15 billion
  • Beijing Nanyuan Airport also expanding
  • Beijing Airport – the world’s second busiest airport
  • Considerable growth at Beijing; Guangzhou and Shanghai also in Top 20
  • China to invest USD8.3 billion on construction of 11 airports in 2011.
  • Beijing's second airport - a brief history

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  • Beijing China (Daxing is shown towards the bottom of the map below and ‘A’ represents Beijing Capital International Airport)
  • 20 Largest Airports worldwide: By Nov-2010 seats
  • Chinese airports passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth in 2009: (Annual passengers over 5 million airports)
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