CHINA / National

China now 2nd largest aviation market
Updated: 2006-06-03 08:53

China's overall aviation turnover by regular flights reached 25.77 billion ton/kilometers in 2005, ranking the second in the world, only after the United States.

According to the statistics from International Aviation Organization and the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, China's international route turnover reached 8.38 billion ton/kilometers last year, up 9.2 percent compared with 2004, still ranking the 10th in the world.

Passenger turnover reached 201.96 billion passengers/kilometers, up 14.6 percent. Cargo turnover surpassed 7.57 billion ton/kilometers, up 7.9 percent compared with the previous year.