US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic significantly shook the Chinese economy, this country, according to the results of 2019, has become one of the largest international transport hubs.
The number of passengers arriving at airports in China amounted to 1.35 billion, which is 6.9% higher than in 2018, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
At 39 airports in the country, the annual number of passengers exceeded 10 million people. At 35 airports, the number of passengers was from 2 to 10 million.
Of course, the recovery of the economy and companies after the end of the epidemic will take quite a long time, but the airports from the top ten in terms of passenger traffic will recover faster than others, as they are large hubs and their total passenger traffic exceeds 40 million.
Below we will talk about these airports in more detail.
10. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
This is the main airport serving the city of Hangzhou. Flights from the airport fly all over China, as well as to a number of international destinations, primarily in Southeast Asia. In 2019, the number of passengers reached 40,108,405 people.
9. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
The airport serves both domestic and international flights. In 2019, the number of passengers reached 44 786 722.
8. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
This is one of the two airports in Shanghai. It serves both international and domestic flights, in particular to Japan, South Korea and other countries. The number of passengers in 2019 reached 45 637 882 people.
7. Xi’an International Airport
This is the main airport that serves the capital of the Chinese province of Shanxi – the city of Xi’an. The airport is a hub for Joy Air and Hainan Airlines and several other Chinese airlines. The number of passengers in 2019 reached 47,220,547.
6. Kunming Changshui International Airport
This airport serves the capital of the Chinese province of Yunnan – the city of Kunming. This airport is one of the largest hubs and a connecting platform for flights between South and Southeast Asia. The number of passengers in 2019 reached 48,075,978.
5. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
This is one of the busiest airports in the world, not only in terms of passenger numbers, but also in cargo transportation. In 2019, the number of passengers amounted to 52 931 925 people.
4. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
This is a major airport located in the Chinese province of Sichuan. In 2019, the number of passengers reached 55 858 552 people.
3. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
This is the main airport of Guangzhou. It serves more than a hundred destinations mainly domestically. In 2019, the number of passengers reached 73,378,475 people.
2. Pudong International Airport
The airport is served by Shanghai. In 2019, the number of passengers reached 76 153 455 people.
1. Beijing Capital International Airport
This is the largest airport in Beijing, as well as all of China. In addition, it is one of the largest in the world. Beijing Capital Airport is the main hub for Air China. In 2019, the number of passengers reached 100 013 642 people.
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