China: plans to build 216 new airports by 2035

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By the end of October, China had 234 civil airports and is expected to increase them up to 450 by 2035, according to the CAAC road map.



China plans to build 216 new airports by 2035 and develop regional transport hubs, according to a China Daily Civil Aviation Authority (CAAC) report.

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By the end of October, China had 234 civil airports and is expected to increase them up to 450 by 2035, according to the CAAC roadmap, the newspaper said.

Demand for passenger transport in China will account for a quarter of global demand and will exceed the one of the US by 2035, making China the world’s largest passenger airline market, according to the road map.

“Services have been substantially improved, but existing airports are far from adequate and are unevenly distributed across the country,” said Dong Fain, director of CAAC’s development and design department. By 2017, 552 million flights were made from Chinese airports, which is expected to increase to 720 million per year by 2020, said CAAC.

Source: skai.gr