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China's busiest airports are a series of lists ranking the 100 busiest airports in Mainland
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according to the number of total passengers, including statistics for total aircraft movements and total cargo movements, following the official register yearly since 2000. The data here presented are provided by the
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. Both Hong Kong and Macau have their own civil aviation regulators (the Civil Aviation Department and the Civil Aviation Authority respectively); Taiwan also has its own civil aviation regulator (the Aviation Safety Council). The lists are presented in chronological order starting from the latest year. The number of total passengers is measured in persons and includes any passenger that arrives or departs from, or transits through, every airport in the country. The number of total aircraft movements is measured in airplane-times and includes the departures and arrivals of any kind of aircraft in schedule or charter conditions. The number of total cargo movements in Tonne, metric tonnes and includes all the movements of cargo and mail that arrives or departs from the airport.


At a glance


2019 final statistics

opened to the public in September 2019, and made into the list as the 53rd busiest airport in mainland China., alt=Beijing Daxing International Airport atrium, where the opening ceremony was held. The 100 busiest airports in China in 2019 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to CAAC statistics.


2018 final statistics

, the busiest airport by passenger traffic in China and List of busiest airports by passenger traffic, the second busiest airport in the world, hit the milestone of 100 million annual passengers for the first time in 2018, becoming the second airport worldwide to do so., alt=Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 building view The 100 busiest airports in China in 2018 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to CAAC statistics.


2017 final statistics

, No. 84 in the top 100 of 2017, completes the list of Chinese airports that reached more than one million passengers per year. China is the second largest civil aviation market in the world after List of the busiest airports in the United States, the United States., alt=Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport terminal view The 100 busiest airports in China in 2017 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC.


2016 final statistics

is currently China's busiest and List of busiest airports by cargo traffic, the world's third busiest airport by cargo traffic. It is also the country's second busiest airport by passenger traffic, reaching the world's top ten airports in this category for the first time in 2016., alt=Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Maglev train was the fastest growing airport among the country's top 30 airports in 2016, alt=Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport terminal building The 100 busiest airports in China in 2016 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2015 final statistics

, opened on June 28, 2012, has replaced Kunming Wujiaba International Airport, Wujiaba Airport, and since then it has been growing steady. The airport reached the world's top 50 busiest airports by passenger traffic in 2015 for the first time., alt=Kunming Changshui International Airport terminal building , more than doubling their numbers of passengers and aircraft traffic since 2014., alt=Inside Weihai Dashuibo terminal building The 100 busiest airports in China in 2015 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2014 final statistics

was the most recent airport to achieve this goal that year., alt=Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and the Island of Xiamen seeing from the air is not between China's top 50 busiest airports by passengers nor freight, but is one of the country's top 10 busiest airports by aircraft movements, reaching a record high in 2014., alt=Mianyang Nanjiao Airport terminal building main entrance The 100 busiest airports in China in 2014 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2013 final statistics

is currently the third busiest airport in China by passenger traffic, and in 2013 the airport had more than 50 million passengers for the first time., alt=Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport control tower seeing from a takeoff grew at double digit numbers in 2013. The airport reached 10 million passengers and 100,000 aircraft movements in 2013, and today is the 20th busiest airport in China., alt=Tianjin Binhai International Airport terminal front The 100 busiest airports in China in 2013 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2012 final statistics

wins importance as cargo hub. Henan's main airport grew 47% in cargo movements in 2012., alt=Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport terminal building , serving one of the Historical capitals of China, Four Great Ancient Capitals, is one of the busiest airports by aircraft movements, but in 2012 it was also the fastest growing between China's top 100 in passenger traffic, alt=Beijiao Airport serves the city of Luoyang, one of the cradles of Chinese civilization The 100 busiest airports in China in 2012 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2011 final statistics

received over three million passengers more than in 2010. That year the airport surpassed Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport to become the ninth busiest in China, a position that has maintain since then, alt=Front of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport terminal building was the best performer between the top 100 in passenger traffic, aircraft movements and cargo increase in 2011., alt=Huai'an Lianshui International Airport terminal building The 100 busiest airports in China in 2011 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2010 final statistics

has entered the top forty busiest airports in China in 2010, registering a record growth of 106%. Since then the airport growth has been without changes in the airport ranking., alt=Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport terminal building , serving the "Oil Capital of China" (Wang Jinxi Memorial pictured), was the best performer during 2010, being the airport inaugurated in 2009., alt=Image of Wang Jinxi Memorial Museum in Daqing, a city served by Sartu Airport The 100 busiest airports in China in 2010 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2009 final statistics

is sixth Chinese airport by passenger traffic and the fourth busiest by cargo movements., alt=Shenzhen Baoan International Airport Terminal 1 departures area was the only one in the top 50 that experienced a reduction in its passenger flow in 2013 (-4%)., alt=Ordos Ejin Horo Airport domestic terminal The 100 busiest airports in China in 2009 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2008 final statistics

in 2013. Although the airport will be closed when the new Beijing Daxing International Airport, mega-airport in Beijing will open in 2018, Nanyuan continues to grow and last year jumped four position from 42nd to the 38th busiest airport in China., alt=Kunming Changshui International Airport terminal building The 100 busiest airports in China in 2008 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2007 final statistics

strengthened its position as the eight busiest airport in China. In 2013 the airport surpassed the 25-million passenger mark., alt=Xi'an Xianyang Airport's check-in area The 100 busiest airports in China in 2007 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2006 final statistics

was once one of the busiest airports in China by passenger traffic (ranked 8 in 2003), but it has experienced a decline in the passenger flow. However, in 2013 Haikou Airport stopped the continuing fall of positions and keep steady at the number 21 of the busiest airports in China., alt=Haikou Meilan International Airport terminal building The 100 busiest airports in China in 2006 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2005 final statistics

, receiving almost 360,000 passengers yearly., alt=Old terminal building of Datong Yungang Airport The 100 busiest airports in China in 2005 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2004 final statistics

The 100 busiest airports in China in 2004 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2003 final statistics

The 100 busiest airports in China in 2003 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2002 final statistics

Image:Airport Shanghai-Hongqiao 4.JPG, 2002 was the last year Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport was ranked as the country's third busiest by passenger traffic. Since then, the airport has maintained a stable growth but it has been surpassed by other airports including Shanghai Pudong Airport as the busiest in Shanghai city., alt=Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport's new Terminal 2 Building The 100 busiest airports in China in 2002 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2001 final statistics

The 100 busiest airports in China in 2001 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


2000 final statistics

The 100 busiest airports in China in 2000 ordered by total passenger traffic, according to the CAAC report.


References

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