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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Chongqing Airport breaks 1-million passenger mark


The passenger throughput at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport broke the one-million mark in August, with an average daily turnover of 32,000. The highest daily volume came on August 12 with 35,000 passengers. The passenger throughput is up 70 percent on a year-on-year basis. From January to September 1, Chongqing Airport handled 69,116 aircraft movements, 87,600 tons of cargo and mail and 6.83 million passengers, up by 20,78 percent, 19.06 percent and 27.71 percent, respectively. This year the passenger throughput is expected to break the 10-million mark. Based on the data, Chongqin Airport had a passenger volume of 1,005,647 passengers in August, higher by 27.69 percent compared to the same period last year. Aircraft movements totaled 9,480, while cargo and mail volume increased by 19.02 percent to 10,708.8 tons. The increase in volume was attributed to the development of international air routes, careful management of air route network and marketing. The number of airlines operating at Chongqing Airport has increased to 18, and the average passenger load factor is 79.8 percent.

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