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China's airports handle record 564 million passengers in 2010. Three airports in global Top 30


Passenger throughput at 175 Chinese airports reached a record high of 564.3 million in 2010, as the year-on-year growth rate soared to 16.1%, according to CAAC. This included a 15.7% increase in domestic passenger numbers at 519.6 million and a 20.6% jump in international passenger numbers at 44.7 million. [1497 words]

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  • Significant investment in airport infrastructure to continue in 12th Five year plan
  • Beijing Airport – the world’s second busiest airport. Shanghai Pudong rising up the rankings
  • Beijing prepares for future growth: To construct second Beijing airport
  • Shanghai Pudong – the biggest improver in 2010
  • Beijing 8th largest based on aircraft movements
  • Hong Kong becomes largest freight airport; strong cargo growth at Chinese airports
  • Outlook: Strong growth looks set to continue

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  • Top 15 airports in China by passenger numbers: 2010
  • Beijing Capital Airport schedule by class of seat - one way weekly departing seats (14-Mar-2011 to 20-Mar-2011)
  • Beijing China (Daxing is shown towards the bottom of the map below and ‘A’ represents Beijing Capital International Airport)
  • World’s Top 30 Airports by Passenger Numbers: 2010
  • World’s Top 30 Airports by Aircraft Movements: 2010
  • World’s Top 30 Airports by Cargo Tonnage: 2010
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