An aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing. Photo: AP An aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing. Photo: AP
An aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing. Photo: AP

China forges ahead with airport construction binge, despite signs of slowing air traffic growth

  • China plans to build an additional 215 airports by 2035 in an effort to turn its aviation industry into a strategic part of its trillion dollar economy
  • But the sector appears to be cooling as growth in passenger and cargo volumes has slipped over the past three years

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An aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing. Photo: AP An aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing. Photo: AP
An aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing. Photo: AP
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