The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) released an ‘Action Plan for the Construction of Civil Aviation’ on 12 December, covering the period 2020–50.
The document notes that China will have 450 airports by 2035, compared with 234 today.
In 2019 and 2020, the CAAC will focus on “filling short-term core resources such as airspace, infrastructure, and professional and technical personnel, and greatly improving effective supply”.
From 2021 to 2035, the CAAC aims to expand international airports and develop a general aviation system, as well as a fully modernised air traffic management system and an efficient safety management system.
By 2035, according to the action plan, there will be “world-class” airport clusters in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao, Dawan, and Chengdu.