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The 30 largest airports and airlines in China

Further information is provided on the 30 biggest airports in China. At Beijing Capital International Airport alone, 81 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 206 destinations.

Out of the 15 airlines of the country we have listed biggest 15. China Southern Airlines is leading here with a total of 216 flight destinations.

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The 30 biggest airports in China

Freight volume

In 2020, a total of 19.26 billion ton-kilometers (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled) of cargo was moved by air in China. Beijing Capital International Airport alone accounted for around 1.96 million metric tons.

The biggest airlines based in China

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is China Southern Airlines. In 2021, it carried 96.90 million passengers. It currently has a fleet of 629 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in China are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
CZChina Southern AirlinesChina Southern629216
MUChina Eastern AirlinesChina Eastern588390
CAAir ChinaAir China470201
HUHainan AirlinesHainan217110
ZHShenzhen AirlinesShenzhen Air20074
3USichuan AirlinesSi Chuan18494
MFXiamen AirlinesXiamen Air16570
SCShandong AirlinesShandong12760
9CSpring AirlinesAir Spring116100
GSTianjin AirlinesBohai101109
FMShanghai AirlinesShanghai Air96140
HOJuneyao AirlinesJuneyao Airlines8770
JDBeijing Capital AirlinesCapital Jet8666
G5China Express AirlinesChina Express6470
OQChongqing AirlinesChong Qing6032

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