CAAC announced (07-Apr-2011) plans to construct 56 airports in the next five years. Head of CAAC Li Jiaxiang said China plans to increase its capacity to transport an estimated 450 million passengers p/a and to reach this goal, USD 230 billion (CNY1.5 trillion) will be invested in the next five years (Xinhua, 07-Apr-2011). With the investment, the number of airports in the nation is expected to reach 230 while the aircraft fleet will likely be more than 4500 units.
China to construct 56 airports in five years
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