Chengdu Airport’s annual passenger throughput is expected to break through 40 million next month, becoming the “No. 4
Aviation City” in Mainland China after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou; it would be the sole airport of “40 million level club
” in the Central and Western China!
It will break through 40 million at early Dec. at the soonest, expecting to rank in the world’s top 30According to the statistics, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport broke through 37,710,000 passenger throughput in 2014, ranking the 38th among the world’s airports in respect of passenger throughput. Chengdu Airport’s annual passenger throughput is expected to break the benchmark of 40 million passengers in the mid December, ranking in the top 30 among the world’s airports, said by Tang Yiwei, deputy director of the marketing department of Chengdu airport.
“It is expected to reach the goal of 40 million in passenger throughput in the early December at the soonest; and Chengdu airport has just resumed operation after recent canopy works in the west runway of Chengdu airport.” she said with a smile, during the period, the airport’s overall support capacity dropped slightly, and we reduced the inward & outward air routes from Chengdu to a certain extent. “If it were not for this works, Chengdu airport would have achieved better results in the passenger throughput by the end of this year.”
What does the passenger throughput of 40 million mean?
In 2014, 40 million was a threshold on the rank of the world’s top 30 airport passenger throughout.
New Delhi Airport in India ranks the 30th for its passenger throughput of 40.28 million; Both Houston Airport and Miami International Airport in the US exceed 41 million in the passenger throughput, respectively ranking the 28th and the 29th.
Eighty-four international and regional routes .
Direct flights to five continents around the world from Chengdu.
Chengdu has preliminarily established the international flight route network, and will open an international flight route of non-stop flight between Chengdu and Paris on Dec. 12.
So far, Chengdu airport has opened 84 international and regional routes, available for direct flight to five continents around the world from Chengdu; therefore, Chengdu has become the city to possess the most international and regional routes in the central and western regions of China. Chengdu airport is expected to exceed 4 million in international passenger throughput by the end of this year.
“We will improve the airline network for next step. We have successively received the invitations for opening flight routes to Rome Airport and Milan Airport in Italy, Geneva Airport in Switzerland, and Vienna Airport in Austria.”
As revealed by TANG Yiwei, they still are seeking better opportunities to open above air routes due to moment resources, flight approval, etc. While in the next year, Chengdu will continue its efforts to open the 2nd direct route to America, and strive to open direct routes to New Zealand and African continent as soon as possible.
No. 4 Aviation City will witness a soaring city of Chengdu!