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The 30 largest airports and airlines in China

For the 30 biggest airports in China we provided further information. Alone at Beijing Capital International Airport operate 81 airlines to and from 206 destinations.

The biggest national airlines is China Eastern Airlines out of a total of 20. It is leading the list with 222 flight destinations.

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The 30 biggest airports in China

PEKBeijing Capital International AirportBeijing81206
PVGShanghai Pudong International AirportShanghai65152
CANGuangzhou Baiyun International AirportGuangzhou56150
XMNXiamen Gaoqi International AirportXiamen3972
HGHHangzhou Xiaoshan International AirportHangzhou3972
CKGChongqing Jiangbei International AirportChongqing3989
CTUChengdu Shuangliu International AirportChengdu39108
KMGKunming Changshui International AirportKunming3695
NKGNanjing Lukou AirportNanjing3254
CSXChangsha Huanghua International AirportChangsha3270
XIYXi'an Xianyang International AirportXi'an3286
TAOLiuting AirportQingdao3154
SZXShenzhen Bao'an International AirportShenzhen3186
WUHWuhan Tianhe International AirportWuhan3066
SHETaoxian AirportShenyang2962
NGBNingbo Lishe International AirportNingbo2738
HRBTaiping AirportHarbin2758
TSNTianjin Binhai International AirportTianjin2752
KWLGuilin Liangjiang International AirportGuilin City2741
FOCFuzhou Changle International AirportFuzhou2647
SHAShanghai Hongqiao International AirportShanghai2667
URCÜrümqi Diwopu International AirportÜrümqi2655
DLCZhoushuizi AirportDalian2659
NNGNanning Wuxu AirportNanning2444
SYXSanya Phoenix International AirportSanya2441
KWELongdongbao AirportGuiyang2248
CGOZhengzhou Xinzheng International AirportZhengzhou2255
HAKHaikou Meilan International AirportHaikou2238
TNAYaoqiang AirportJinan2141
TYNTaiyuan Wusu AirportTaiyuan1947

Freight volume

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

The biggest airlines based in China

MUChina Eastern (China Eastern Airlines)222
CZChina Southern (China Southern Airlines)193
CAAir China188
ZHShenzhen Air (Shenzhen Airlines)115
HUHainan (Hainan Airlines)108
3USi Chuan (Sichuan Airlines)86
FMShanghai Air (Shanghai Airlines)75
MFXiamen Air (Xiamen Airlines)63
SCShandong (Shandong Airlines)60
HOJuneyao Airlines53
9CChina SSS50
KNChina United48
PNWest China (West Air China)35
HRLianhang (China United Airlines)2
CBGSpray (GX Airlines)1
HBHHebei Air (Hebei Airlines)1
GDCGrand China (Grand China Air)1
GCRTianjin Airlines1
FZAFuzhou Airlines1

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