[photopress:Beijinginternationalairport.jpg,full,alignright]Deputy manager of the Beijing Capital International Airport, Gao Lijia, has said that with a combined flow of 48.65 million passengers, Beijing airport ranked among the top 10 airports globally in 2006. When its No. 3 terminal comes online at the end 2007 it will have a large commercial area of over 40,000 square meters for recreation, catering and shopping centers.
Size is not everything. On time performance is perhaps a better yardstick. Or, perhaps, customer satisfaction.
There is a site on airline and airport quality which deals specifically with Beijing Airport and the report card is somewhat mixed although, on the basis of this evidence, many of the problems are slight and could easily be corrected in time for the Olympics.
Source: People’s Daily Online