China is one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets. In an effort to cater for the growing demand among tourists and business travellers, China will have more than 130 new airports by 2025, which will bring the total number of airports to 370.
According to Wang Zhiqing, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the country launched 382 new international air routes to bring the total international air routes to 1,634 – that is twice that of 2015.
At the 24th World Route Development Forum, Zhiqing said that 550 million trips were made by air last year in China, which accounted for 16.3 percent of the global total. A Shanghai Daily report points out that airline passenger volume between China and African countries will continue to grow by 20 percent every year.
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