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Chinese Air Passenger Numbers Continue Climbing

Posted by feww on April 6, 2015

“Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!” —Henry David Thoreau

831.5 Million air passengers passed through China’s airports in 2014: CAAC

Chinese air travelers made 831.5 million air journeys in 2014, a rise of 10.2 percent year on year, according to the official data provided by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), reported Xinhua.

  • Domestic flights: 760.6 million (up 10.1 percent year on year)
  • International flights: 70.9 million (up 11.7 percent)

About 28.3 percent of all passengers passed through Airports in the three megacities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, according to the data.

“The Beijing Capital International Airport became the nation’s busiest airport, registering more than 86.1 million trips in 2014, up 2.9 percent,” said the report.

Meantime, the amount of cargo transported by air increased to 13.6 million tons, up 7.8 percent year on year.

By the end of 2014, some 202 airports were operating in China, with 200 offering regular flights, according to CAAC.

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How men laid waste the sky as well as the earth

Posted by feww on May 28, 2013

“Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!” —Henry David Thoreau

Global Flight Paths

Global flight paths
Visualizations of flight paths crossing the globe. Source: Michael Markieta/ via BBC

  • More than 58,000 flight paths currently cross the globe.
  • Frankfurt International is the world’s busiest airport with 235 direct flight destinations
  • The busiest airports by continent are Atlanta, Beijing, Cairo, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo and Sydney. [Data from openflights.org/via BBC]

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The Third Worst Kind: Airline Passengers

Posted by feww on December 20, 2010

Nature’s Final Warning to Air Travelers?

Image of the Day:

Flight Plans Foiled!


Airline passengers lay on the floor in Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport, in west London December 19, 2010. Reuters/Luke MacGregor. Image may be subject to copyright.

“Whitemare” at London’s Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport remained closed for a third day as the overnight temperature in Buckinghamshire, England dipped to as low as -20ºC.

“Ice, snow and sub-zero temperatures in northern Europe have disrupted travel, leaving Europe’s busiest airport Heathrow, near London, all but closed,” said a report.

Thousands of stranded passengers are expected to spend a second night on terminal floors at London’s Heathrow, described as “like a Third World refugee camp.”

Air and rail services were severely disrupted in other parts of the UK, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, northern France and northern Italy.

Up to half a million passengers have been stranded/affected, as more heavy snow is forecast for England, Wales and Scotland.

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“Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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How many are up there polluting our skies?

Posted by msrb on March 22, 2008

There’s a fundamental systemic problem. It’s called exponential growth economy and it’s degrading, polluting, tearing apart, destroying and otherwise killing off everything in its domain. In the absence of a ‘radical’ change to the economic system our world is rapidly falling apart.

Related Link: World Problems: The Root Cause Matrix

Worldwide Airport Traffic Summary [YE December 2007]

Passengers : 4,479,822,865 (Up 6.4% YoY)

Air Freight (Mt) : 80,342,643 (Up 2.5% YoY)

Aircraft Movements : 68,636,424 (Up 2.4% YoY)

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Note: Total passengers are rounded off to the nearest 10,000
Source: Airports Councils International

“Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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