Beijing Capital International Airport annual pax to exceed 80 million in 2012
China’s Beijing Capital International Airport spokesperson Li Xiaomei reported accumulated passenger numbers at the airport for 2012 exceeded 70 million on 06-Nov-2012 and the airport expects full-year passengers to exceed 80 million. Ms Li, as quoted by China Daily and China Times, stated passenger numbers at the airport increased from 20 million in 2002 to 70 million in 2011. Capital Airport Corp general manager Zhang Guanghui stated the airport will expand its route network and frequencies to North America and Europe in the future as well as expand its Southeast Asia network. Mr Zhang also stated the airport will focus on routes to South Africa and Latin America. 96 carriers operate more than 1500 services at the airport per week.