Guangzhou Baiyun airport eyes more international routes
Officials say the growing Guangzhou aviation hub will strive to carry 120 to 140 million passengers by 2035
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has become one of the three major aviation hubs in China, ranking 13th busiest in the world, The Paper reported.
According to Zhang Shuofu, Guangzhou party boss, the aviation hub will strive to carry 120 to 140 million passengers by 2035, with the international passenger transfer rate hitting 35%.
Qiu Jiachen, chairman of the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Company Limited, said a third phase expansion at Baiyun Airport has been confirmed. In future, there will be five runways and three terminals.
Qiu also said that there are 20 destinations for Baiyun Airport in Europe and the United States. In the next three years, it plans to open 10 new long-haul routes in Europe and America per year, for the following three years.
China remains one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. By 2025, it will add more than 130 new airports.