-
Advertorial
-
FOCUS
-
Guide
-
Lifestyle
-
Tech and Vogue
-
TechandScience
-
CHTF Special
-
Nanshan
-
Futian Today
-
Hit Bravo
-
Special Report
-
Junior Journalist Program
-
World Economy
-
Opinion
-
Diversions
-
Hotels
-
Movies
-
People
-
Person of the week
-
Weekend
-
Photo Highlights
-
Currency Focus
-
Kaleidoscope
-
Tech and Science
-
News Picks
-
Yes Teens
-
Budding Writers
-
Fun
-
Campus
-
Glamour
-
News
-
Digital Paper
-
Food drink
-
Majors_Forum
-
Speak Shenzhen
-
Shopping
-
Business_Markets
-
Restaurants
-
Travel
-
Investment
-
Hotels
-
Yearend Review
-
World
-
Sports
-
Entertainment
-
QINGDAO TODAY
-
In depth
-
Leisure Highlights
-
Markets
-
Business
-
Culture
-
China
-
Shenzhen
-
Important news
在线翻译:
szdaily -> Important news -> 
AIRPORT INTL. PASSENGER TRAFFIC TO HIT 3.5 MILLION IN 2017
    2017-12-27  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Han Ximin

ximhan@126.com

A FAST-GROWING hub for both passenger and cargo traffic, Shenzhen International Airport has opened 18 new international routes this year, which brings its total to 40, according to the airport authority.

Among the new routes were intercontinental routes to Australia, the United States and Europe.

The authority estimated that the number of passengers taking international flights from the airport this year will reach 3.5 million, double the number before Terminal 3 was put into operation in 2013.

The airport has become one of the busiest in China, with about 1,000 flights a day.

The airport’s growth kicked off after the Central Government put it on par with airports in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, — China’s three major international aviation hubs — in the national 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).

The new positioning as an international air hub ushered in the Shenzhen airport’s golden era of internationalization, which has attracted more international organizations, corporate headquarters and financial institutions to settle in the city.

China Southern Airlines, Air China and Hainan Airlines Holding Co. have added international flights in Shenzhen.

China Southern now flies to Sydney, Melbourne and Moscow, while Hainan has added services from Shenzhen to Brisbane and Cairns in Australia.

Air China has added flights from Shenzhen to Frankfurt and Los Angeles in what it calls the first step of its international long-distance network coverage from South China. In December alone, four international routes were put into service, including two routes by Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines to Pattaya, Thailand, and Dao Phu Quoc in Vietnam.

According to the airport development plan, the number of international cargo and passenger routes will reach 65 by 2020, including 10 direct long-haul routes. International passenger flow will reach 5.5 million, accounting for 10 percent of the total, and international cargo turnover will reach 390,000 tons, accounting for 30 percent of the total.

By 2025, the number of international passenger routes will reach 90, including 15 intercontinental routes, and the annual international passenger flow is expected to hit 15 million, or 20 percent of its total passengers.

深圳报业集团版权所有, 未经授权禁止复制; Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved.
Shenzhen Daily E-mail:szdaily@szszd.com.cn