China to have 241 civil transport airports by year-end

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China has been making progress in the civil aviation industry with its transport airports expected to reach 241 by the end of 2020, according to the civil aviation authorities.

During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), China promoted the high-quality development of civil aviation infrastructure, said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Significant progress has been made in the construction scale and speed, investment volume and achievements in the civil airport sector.

The number of civil transport airports in China reached 238 by the end of 2019, and the country is expected to see 41 newly-constructed runways and 2,264 stances for aircraft at airports, alongside 43 newly-built or relocated airports, by the end of this year.

China maintained the world's second-largest civil aviation market, with 660 million passenger trips in 2019, up 7.9 percent year on year, according to the CAAC.

In 2019, the country's civil transport airports served 1.35 billion passengers, 17.1 million tonnes of air freight and 11.66 million flight movements, the CAAC data showed.

China has been endeavoring to develop airports, key infrastructures that sustain the civil aviation industry.

In accordance with the national civil airport layout plan, the civil aviation authorities have been making efforts to increase the country's airport number and extend their servicing range, as well as boost the development of hub airports.

China is now constructing a modern airport system with three world-class airport clusters, 10 international aviation hubs and 29 regional airports, together with a number of non-hub airports, according to the CAAC. 

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