Beijing Capital International Airport said profit rose 20.29 per cent last year, as the mainland's soaring economy fuelled more air traffic for travellers and cargo. Net profit rose to 1.09 billion yuan last year from 908.5 million yuan a year ago as turnover grew 2.12 per cent to 3.15 billion yuan. It proposed a final dividend of 8.824 fen a share, compared with 8.309 fen in 2005. 'Benefiting from the steady economic growth and facilities reconstruction, demand for air traffic volumes continued to maintain robust growth witnessed by the double-digit growth in aircraft movement, passenger throughput and freight throughput,' chairman Wang Jiadong said. Passenger charges rose 11.42 per cent last year to 733.4 million yuan, while aircraft movement fees and related charges also increased 11.55 per cent to 897.9 million yuan. Airport fees rose 13.99 per cent to 664.81 million yuan. Those aeronautical businesses accounted for 72.69 per cent of the firm's total revenue of 3.15 billion yuan last year. The remaining 863.76 million yuan came from businesses such as terminal facilities, rentals and car parking. Beijing Airport is set to see higher demand next year when the city hosts the Olympic Games. Mr Wang expects aviation volume to maintain steady growth, which would in turn generate a steady increase in revenues from related businesses. 'However, our existing facilities will face pressure of overload. As such, we will put efforts in safe production management and improvement of flight regularity rate and services,' he said. Its shares closed unchanged at 7.74 yuan before the earnings report.