28-Oct-2010 10:37 AM

Shanghai's airports sets new record: 60 million pax

China’s Shanghai Airport Authority announced Shanghai Pudong and Hongqiao airports have handled 60 million passengers in 2010, surpassing 2009’s year-to-date record of 57 million (Shanghai Daily, 27-Oct-2010). Shanghai Airport Authority stated they expect the city’s airport system to handle more than 72 million passengers this year, a 26% year-on-year increase. Shanghai’s traffic has been boosted by the World Expo, which ran between May-Oct-2010, which increased passenger traffic during the period by 34% year-on-year.