DATA SPOTLIGHT: Changsha Huanghua International Airport

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members, we deliver a data snapshot on Huanghua International Airport, serving the city of Changsha, capital of China’s Hunan province and now ranked among the world’s top 30 airports.

The airport handled 2.2 million passengers and 17,000 aircraft movements in Aug-2020, marking the first month it has handled more than two million passengers since the outbreak of coronavirus, highlighting the continued recovery in China, powered by its huge domestic market.

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has now reportedly approved the design plan for the Changsha Huanghua International Airport reconstruction and expansion project which includes provisions for the development of a 3600m x 45m third runway, a 500,000 square metre third passenger terminal and 152 aircraft parking stands. The project will require an estimated investment of CNY42 billion (USD6.2 billion). The works are expected to commence in Oct-2020 and be completed by 2030, at which point the airport will be equipped to accommodate up to 60 million passengers per annum.

NETWORK MAP (as at 07-Sep-2020)

GLOBAL RANKING (as at 07-Sep-2020)

DESTINATIONS (as at 07-Sep-2020)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012-2020*)NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change

WEEKLY DOMESTIC CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017-2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN LOCAL AND FOREIGN OPERATORS (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

LARGEST AIRLINES BY CAPACITY (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

LARGEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION MARKETS (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

AVERAGE FLIGHT LENGTH (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

AIRLINE BUSINESS MODEL CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

ALLIANCE CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS BY MOVEMENTS (w/c 07-Sep-2020)

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