According to preliminary statistics, passenger throughput at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport has now surpassed 11 million people, with a year-on-year growth of 7.5%. It is claimedthe passenger throughput growth rate of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport ranked second amongst the domestic major airports of the country.
At 10 million, the growth rate of Guangzhou New Baiyun Airport rose more than 8%, slightly higher than Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.
It is estimated the passengers throughput of Chongqing Airport will reach 18 million people by 2010.
According to the long-range plan, Chongqing Airport will own the largest airport and the largest airline in western China, with a passenger throughput of over 70 million people.
China Civil Aviation reports Chongqing Airport is promoting the third phase of the expansion project, a second 3200 meter runway and a 75,000 square meter terminal, to be completed by the end of 2010, which will meet requirements for a throughput of 25 million people.