BEIJING — Passenger arrivals and departures recorded at Chinese airports hit 831.5 million in 2014, representing a rise of 10.2 percent year-on-year, official data has revealed.
More than 760.6 million trips were recorded for domestic routes, up 10.1 percent year-on-year; this was compared to 70.9 million trips for international routes, up 11.7 percent, according to data released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China on April 3.
Airports in the three megacities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou accounted for 28.3 percent of all those trips last year, the data revealed.
The Beijing Capital International Airport became the nation’s busiest airport, registering more than 86.1 million trips in 2014, up 2.9 percent.
Meanwhile, total cargo throughput at Chinese airports hit 13.6 million tons, up 7.8 percent year-on-year.
The CAAC data also showed the number of airports based in the mainland hit 202 as of the end of 2014, with 200 offering regular flights.