With major new airports being built in Beijing, Qingdao and elsewhere and dozens of existing gateways adding new state-of-the-art facilities, these are exciting times for China, writes Joe Bates.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta has retained the title of the world’s busiest hub for passenger traffic after handling 96.17 million in 2014, up 1.85% on the 94.4 million last year – and ever closer to the 100 million milestone.
Beijing plans to build a new CNY86 billion yuan ($14 billion) airport to the south of the Chinese capital as congestion continues to clog runways and gates at Beijing Capital Airport, according to media reports.
Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) are now ‘Sister Airports’, with plans for joint marketing and commercial collaboration.
Beijing Capital has become the fifth gateway to sign a sister agreement with Munich Airport.
NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants has won the contract to design Beijing’s second ‘mega’ airport – The Beijing New International Airport (BNIA).
China expects to open a new international airport equipped with nine runways in Beijing by 2017 to alleviate the pressure on Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA).
Asia-Pacific gateways once again lead the way in ACI’s annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passenger satisfaction survey.