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A brief history of air travel in China since the 1980s

air travel in China

The story of air travel in China began on February 21, 1972, when a Boeing 707 landed at the Beijing Airport. This particular 707 was the U.S. Airforce One at the time, and it was also the first Boeing commercial jetliner to ever land in China. As U.S. President Richard Nixon walked off the air […]

The Chinese airline industry prepares for take-off

Chinese airline industry

The Chinese airline industry has shown impressive growth in recent years. The number of air passengers in China has increased from 229 million in 2009 to more than 659 million in 2019. China’s busiest three airports are located in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, those three airports are also ranked in the top 15 of the […]