China aviation authority sets ambitious targets

70 airports in next three years and 170 bn FTK by 2020


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China has plans to build 70 new airports within the next three years and buy on average more than 300 planes each year until 2015. The Consultation on Civil Aviation Industry Growth issued by the China State of Council has set several targets for the aviation industry were by the year 2020.

Among the other targets is reaching 170 billion FTK (freight tonne kilometre) in the year 2020, almost three times more than the 57.74 billion FTK in 2011.