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Harbin airport handles record number of passengers

Updated : 2018-12-27

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )


The 10 millionth passenger (L) served by Harbin Taiping International Airport in 2018 poses for a group photo with an official of Harbin Taiping International Airport at the airport on Dec 24. [Photo/Xinhua]

Harbin Taiping International Airport served its 20 millionth passenger of 2018 on Dec 24th. It marks the first time the annual passenger volume at the Harbin airport has exceeded 20 million.

The Harbin Taiping International Airport officially opened to air traffic in 1979, putting an end to a period in time when Heilongjiang province did not have a civil airport.

Since then, the airport has continued to handle record numbers of passengers.

In 1993, the airport's annual passenger flow exceeded 1 million; in 2013, the annual passenger flow hit a record number of 10 million.

During the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010), the average annual increase rate of passenger flow of Harbin airport reached 15.8 percent, 3.5 percentage higher than that of the nationwide growth rate.

In recent years, to cope with the increasing passenger flow, Harbin airport has strengthened cooperation with domestic and overseas airlines and improved airport facilities.

These days, the airport has become a modern transportation hub in the Northeast Asia region, with a total of 47 airlines operating at the airport.

It has flight connections to 109 cities at home and abroad on around 185 different flight services.

It is estimated that the annual passenger volume and cargo volume at the airport will reach 42 million and 400,000 tons respectively in 2025. By that time two more flights linking Harbin to New York and Chicago will be launched.


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