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Dalian Airport expects continued growth as Air China and China Southern boost North East focus


Dalian Airport, China’s 15th busiest airport, is expecting continued growth in the coming years as it capitalises on its location as a regional financial base and gateway to a heavily industrialised city and an important international shipping centre and logistics hub in North East China. The airport, which reported a 12% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers to 12.0 million in 2011, is China’s ninth largest airport by international capacity and the biggest in the northeast region by passengers numbers. (It is the region's only airport handling more than 10 million passengers p/a. Other key airports in the region include Harbin, Changchun and Shenyang.) [1968 words]

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  • Continued air traffic growth but ranking slips from 12th to 15th
  • Dalian Airport builds for strong predicted growth
  • China‚Äôs ninth largest by international capacity, seeking to add service to Seattle and Paris in 2H2012
  • Dalian Airlines faces strong competition
  • Air travel more convenient than trains in low-density HSR region of North China

Graphs and data:

  • Chinese airport (select) 2011 passenger traffic (mill) and year-on-year growth
  • Dalian Airport annual passenger traffic growth: FY1997 to FY2011
  • Dalian Airport international vs domestic capacity share: 05-Mar-2012 to 11-Mar-2012
  • Dalian Airport capacity share by carrier (% of seats): 05-Mar-2012 to 11-Mar-2012
  • Dalian Airport share of aircraft movements (system, peak time)
  • Location of Dalian (marked as A)
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