China’s air traffic increase over the last decade has been remarkable to say the least.
In 2001, according to Airports Council International, China had one airport in the top thirty (Hong Kong) in terms of passenger traffic. Today the country has four in the top twenty including Beijing Capital International Airport which ranks second in the world behind Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport International Airport.
According to the report, the new airport in Beijing is expected to open by 2015 with an opening-day capacity of 40 million passengers per year.
China has been making a lot of headlines this week after yesterday’s news that the country has signed off on multiple orders for Boeing aircraft totaling 200 total planes.
By the time the second airport opens, Beijing will have an annual capacity of 120 million passengers making it one of the busiest airport networks in the world.