Guangzhou Baiyun Airport plans for new routes

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, in South China, is hoping to boost its international route network over the next three years with links to USA and Europe reported to be a possibility.

The airport, which this week has been hosting the World Route Development Forum, along with Guangdong Airport Authority, opened a new terminal 2 building in April this year with a designed capacity of 45 million annual passenger throughput.

Routes Online reported that the airport hopes to launch 30 international routes within three years, while the airport’s chairman Qui Jiachen told FlightGlobal reporters it was looking at up to 14 new destinations to the USA and Europe over the next three years, adding that this growth would primarily be led by China Southern.

According to a report by OAG, China Southern Airlines, the dominant airline at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, has 49% of the share of flights at the hub.

The airport saw 65.84 million passengers in 2017, an increase of 10.2%, and in 2018 the airport expects passenger throughput will reach 70 million.

Image: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

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