China’s Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport handled (23-Nov-2013) its 20 millionth passenger for 2013 on 23-Nov-2013, marking the first time annual passengers have exceeded 20 million at the airport. The airport also becomes the 10th mainland airport to handle more than 20 million passengers p/a after Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Kunming, Xian and Chongqing airports. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Co GM Fang Chunlin noted it took the airport 34 years to achieve its first millionth passenger in one year, a further 16 years to achieve its 10 millionth annual passengers and a further six years to achieve its 20 millionth annual passenger. The airport is expecting full year passengers to reach 22 million this year and is aiming to handle 26.4 million passengers p/a by 2015, becoming a top 60 airport globally. [more - original PR - Chinese]
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport becomes 10th Chinese airport to handle 20 milion pax p/a
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