About China Airports
China had 467 airports in 2007. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) are the major international airports in the country. The two international airports in Shanghai are regulated by the Shanghai Airport Authority. The international airport in Guangzhou started its operations in 2004. It is situated about 28 km from the city center. Other important airports are located in the following cities:
The Peoples Republic of China is served by both important overseas flights to majority of nations in the world and a range of regional or domestic airlines. Air transportation in mainland China is frequently linked through Shanghai, Beijing, or Guangzhou. They are, in that order, the principal hubs for China Eastern Airlines, Air China, and China Southern Airlines. The civil aviation sector of the country transported approximately 126.3 trillion passenger/km and 2.2 million tons of cargo in 2003.
Passenger flights to Taiwan and other regions under direct control of the Republic of China are required to comply with specific regulations. Flights between Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Mainland China are regarded overseas.
Beijing Capital International Airport is situated 27 km northeast of the center of the city. The airport experiences the maximum volume of passenger traffic every year.
Types of China Airports
China Airports can be broadly categorized into the following:
Airports with unpaved runways
Airports with cemented runways
|List of Airports in China|
Last Updated : June 06, 2014