In the first half of 2014, China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded 7.40 percent over the same period of last year. Among that growth, the value-added number of industry and the total sum of consumer consumption were increased by 8.8 percent and 12.1 percent respectively; disposable income per capita also grew by 8.3 percent. All of these improvements provided a considerable boost to the development of China’s civil aviation industry.
CAAC reports show that by the first half of 2014, China’s aviation industry completed a total transport turnover volume of 35.38 billion ton/km, an increase of 11.1 percent over last year; passenger flow reached 186 million, increasing 10.7 percent; and cargo transport volume was about 3 million tons, an increase of 6.0 percent. These growth rates are nearly equal to those seen last year.
The top ten busiest airports in the first half of 2014 only saw a slight change in airport ranking order. Passenger throughput in western airports maintained a faster growth rate than those in eastern regions. The passenger flow of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport reached 12.29 million, becoming the 11th busiest airport with 10 million passengers in the first half of 2014. Among airports with at least 10 million passengers, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport ranked No.1 with a growth rate of 17.1 percent and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in eastern China ranked No.2 with a growth rate of 15.5 percent. BCIA remains the airport with the nation’s lowest passenger growth rate.Please click to read Chinese