Highways were closed and airport traffic was disrupted as the worst cold front in years hit several Chinese provinces.
Hong Kong International Airport handled 68.5 million passengers and 406,020 flight movements in 2015, up 8.1% and 3.8% respectively y-o-y.
The ranking of China’s busiest airports has seen major reshuffle in 2015 following fierce competition closely as regional economic growth and transformation picks up.
China is to invest about $11.7 billion this year on the construction of civil aviation infrastructure, especially airports, according to the CAAC.
Baiyun Airport held the first-ever auction for its domestic flight slots with nine scheduled slots sold in four hours at Guangdong Materials Group Corp headquarters.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport has officially embarked on its third construction phase to build a satellite hall for the airport that is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
With passenger throughput exceeding 40 million, Chengdu Shuangliu Airport has become China's fourth busiest airport.
KLM began testing a robot called Spencer at Schipol this week with the aim of helping passengers get to their connecting flights.
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