According to Yang Guoqing, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) deputy administrator Beijing Capital International Airport this month will receive 1,500 flights and 260,000 passengers daily , setting new records in the airport’s history.
Most Olympic delegations and spectators have already started to arrive so thatÂ the number of flights of both arriving pre-the Games, and departing afterwards have been increasedÂ by one fifth compared with normal days.
The Capital Airport expects to receive 100 special flights for state leaders, 160 chartered flights and 1,000 business aircraft flights. Busiest time will be August 6 to 11, with Aug. 7 the peak.
Beijing is prone to thunderstorms in early August but four alternative airports exist in the northern cities of Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan and Hohhot. Each will have 100 parking bays ready for alternative landings.
Source: China View