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China embraces 37th airport with annual passenger throughput over 10 million

(Xinhua)    09:03, December 03, 2018

BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Hefei Xinqiao International Airport in east China's Anhui Province officially entered the "10-million passenger club" at the end of November, the airport announced on Sunday.

The airport has become the 37th in China with annual passenger throughput reaching the 10-million level, the airport said.

By the end of November, China has seen five more airports become members of the "10-million passenger club" in terms of annual passenger throughput this year.

The other four airports were Ningbo Lishe International Airport and Wenzhou Longwan International Airport in Zhejiang Province, Zhuhai Jinwan Airport in Guangdong Province, and Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport in Hebei Province.

By the end of 2017, China had 32 civil airports with annual passenger throughput reaching 10 million.

"China is a dynamic impetus to the global civil aviation market with surging air passengers and more airports. It is forecast to become the world's largest aviation market by the mid-2020s," according to a report by the International Air Transport Association.

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