Airport Economic Zones to be Built in Pilot Cities to Support Airport Development
China is planning to build a airport economic zones model in several pilot cities. Based on a statement given by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the move is part of the support of development of airports which is a new engine for regional growth and industrial upgrading. Qualified cities will get airports that can handle at least 100,000 tons of cargo and around 10 million characters yearly.
These cities should be an operations base for more than one Airline Company and several large logistics firms. Airport economic zones are the major carriers of integration and upgrading of civil aviation industry and regional economy since they will be combining are transport with high end manufacturing along with modern service industries
Sixty three airport economic zones are being built or planned in 62 more cities around China before the year ends and the Civil Aviation Administration of China reported that China has around 202 civil airports by 2014 that has an annual passenger flow increased by 10 percent and cargo traffic increase by 7.8 percent as well.