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Beijing edges closer to becoming world’s busiest airport


Published on Aug 3, 2012

Beijing Capital International Airport will experience further growth in passenger capacity this month, edging its way closer to becoming the world’s busiest airport. Monthly capacity at the Chinese capital increased 8% to 9.27 million seats this month, according to the latest data from OAG. This puts it closer to Atlanta airport, which saw capacity increase just 1% to 9.84m available seats this month. Fourth place Tokyo Haneda also saw strong growth, increasing 5% to 7.98m seats – ahead of Chicago (-3% to 7.31m) but behind London Heathrow (+1% to 8.12m).

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