16 Aug 2021
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 August
China's major airports to apply RFID luggage tracking by end of year
China's major airports will enhance their luggage management service capabilities by applying radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in baggage tracking, according to civil aviation authorities. Within the year, all major airports with an annual passenger volume of more than 10 million will apply RFID, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) says.
China’s new Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport starts operations
Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport (TAO) has officially opened in east China’s Shandong Province. The completed first phase of the airport encompasses 16.25km², entailing an investment of $5.5bn (CNY36.04bn). The airport will have the capacity to annually manage 35 million passengers, cargo of 500,000 tonnes and 300,000 aircraft take-offs and landings by 2025.
China world's largest domestic air travel market in 2020
China became the largest domestic air travel market in 2020 for the first time on record, as air travel rebounded faster in its domestic market following the country's efforts to control COVID-19, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association. The busiest airport-pairs included Shanghai Hongqiao--Shenzhen, Beijing Capital--Shanghai Hongqiao, and Guangzhou-Shanghai Hongqiao.
Zambia hopes China-funded airport will make it “African aviation hub”
Zambia last week commissioned the Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola. The airport’s $400m construction cost was financed with a government-to-government loan from China’s Export-Import Bank, and it was designed and built by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
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