106 Million Passenger Throughout Ranking Shanghai No. 4 in the World


Shanghai`s two airports have between them become the biggest air hub in China, the transport commission announced yesterday. 

Passenger throughput of Pudong and Hongqiao airports totaled 106 million in 2016, ranking Shanghai in 4th place around the world, according to Airports Council International. The top three were respectively Atlanta, Beijing and London; Hong Kong ranked 9th.

Transport commission officials said 107 airlines have launched routes to Pudong or Hongqiao, and the city`s airline network covers 282 cities globally. Two dozen routes have been newly launched to Belt and Road countries.

Meanwhile, the quality of airport service has also improved, with the rate of flights leaving on schedule in October being 83.9 percent at Pudong, and 90.37 percent at Hongqiao, according to Fang Huaijin, vice-president of Shanghai International Port Group.

News source: www.shine.cn

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