With the continuous development of China's economy, the government's investment in transportation is also increasing year by year. Transportation is as important as the context of a country's economic development. In addition to the high-speed rail and highway in the principality's airport is also under construction. So, which of the top ten airports in China? Do you have your hometown?
10. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Located 21 kilometers northeast of Chongqing, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is one of the three major aviation hubs in Southwest China. It is the first airport in Western China to open a direct flight to Europe. Since its inception in 1990, the airport has established partnerships with 32 airlines and more than 130 routes with 80 cities at home and abroad. It is now one of the 100 best airports in the world, with annual passenger traffic growth of 12.6%, from 14.04 million in 2009 to 15.8 million in 2010.
9. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Xiaoshan International Airport is the largest airport in Zhejiang Province. The construction of this airport started in 1997 and was completed in 2000. It currently cooperates with 36 airlines to provide 160 routes and connect 106 domestic and international cities. The airport's tourist throughput is increasing year by year, from 2.98 million in 2001 to 31.59 million in 2016, which has increased tenfold.
8. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xianyang International Airport has three terminals. T1 terminal was built in 1984 and officially opened in 1991. The largest tourist throughput is 3 million. T2 terminal was put into operation in 2003, with a maximum tourist throughput of 10 million. T3 terminal was put into use in 2012, with a maximum tourist throughput of 3 million. The passenger throughput of Xianyang International Airport reached 36.99 million in 2016.
7. Kunming Wujiaba International Airport
The history of this airport is quite reasonable. It was built in 1923. Later, after several renovations, Wujiaba International Airport became one of the busiest international aviation hubs in China and also the air gateway for many Southeast Asian countries to enter China. Due to the rapid expansion and limited land supply of Kunming City, it has been replaced by Kunming Changshui International Airport in 2012.
6. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport was founded in 1938. Its original name was shuangguisi airport, which was renamed Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in 1956. Shuangliu Airport is the largest aviation hub and distribution center in central and Western China. At present, the airport has 119 domestic routes and 16 international routes. Its annual passenger flow has more than doubled from 22.63 million in 2009 to 49.8 million in 2017.
5. Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Shenzhen has only been built for 40 years, but it is a modern and international city. Baoan International Airport has not been built for a long time. It was built in 1991. Although the airport has not been built for a long time, it has opened 188 domestic and international routes, covering 139 cities. In 2003, the throughput of Shenzhen Bao'an airport exceeded 10 million, and reached 45.61 million in 2017.
4. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport was originally built in 1907 as a small military airport and later rebuilt into a civil aviation airport. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport has a construction area of 510000 square meters, a terminal area of 444600 square meters, two runways, 3400 meters long and 3300 meters long respectively, and a parking apron of 486000 square meters, with 89 stands. In 2016, the passenger throughput of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport was 40.4601 million.
3. Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport was built in 1999 and officially opened in the same year. Since then, Shanghai Pudong International Airport has been under construction. The second runway of the airport was officially opened in 2005, the third runway of the airport was officially opened in 2008, and the fourth runway of the airport was officially opened in 2015. In 2016, Shanghai Pudong International Airport received 65.89 million visitors.
2. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
The airport was built in 1932. At that time, the name of the airport was not the same. It was renamed Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in 1963. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport covers more than 210 navigation points in the world, including more than 90 international and regional navigation points, reaching more than 40 countries and regions in the world. It is the top 100 airport in the world. In 2017, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport handled 65.8369 million passengers.
1. Beijing Capital International Airport
Built in 1958, Beijing Capital International Airport, known as "China Air portal", is China's largest and busiest international aviation hub with the most advanced facilities. With a total area of 138358 hectares, it is the first airport in the Asia Pacific region with three terminals, three runways and two towers operating at the same time. The airport has become one of the busiest airports in the world, with more than 1400 flights taking off and landing from three terminals in China every day, connecting Beijing with 208 domestic and international cities. In 2016, Beijing Capital International Airport handled 94.3935 million passengers, ranking first in China.