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Turf War Takes Off at Beijing’s New Airport

One civil aviation official has argued that Beijing's new airport (pictured) will not help ease congestion at the capital's existing airport, as the problem is due to airspace restrictions rather than insufficient infrastructure. Photo: IC
One civil aviation official has argued that Beijing's new airport (pictured) will not help ease congestion at the capital's existing airport, as the problem is due to airspace restrictions rather than insufficient infrastructure. Photo: IC

Dominating different hubs across the country, China’s three biggest state-owned airlines have each built their own sphere of influence in the country’s white-hot civil aviation market. But the balance is about change.

The game changer will be the new, seven-runway airport being built in Beijing’s southern suburbs. The airport, which will be the world’s largest and capable of handling 100 million passengers a year by 2040, has become the new battlefield for airlines fighting for a slice of the capital city’s rapidly growing commercial flight market.

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