Three major airports on Hainan Island, China carried 32.47 million passengers in 2020

In 2020, Haikou Meilan International Airport, Sanya Phoenix International Airport, Boao Airport received 240,000 flights, 32.47 million passengers and 404,000 tons of cargo and mail, production and transport indicators repeatedly reached new highs after the epidemic, and the ratings of civil aviation transport airports in the country have risen.


Based on continued efforts to normalize prevention and control of the epidemic, the three airports have actively implemented the requirements of integration into the new development model and have taken a number of measures to quickly restore vehicle production.


In the fourth quarter of 2020, Meilan Airport achieved positive growth in monthly flights, and recovery in production and traffic was in the mid-to-high segment of major national airports and was better than the average civil aviation level. In December, the average daily number of flights at Meilan Airport reached 500. During the year, the maximum passenger traffic per day exceeded 72,500 people. In 2020, Meilan Airport performed 128.8 thousand takeoffs and landings of transport flights, transported 16.4902 million passengers.


From August to December last year, Phoenix Airport's passenger traffic achieved positive growth for five consecutive months. In September, passenger traffic increased 16.1% year-on-year, the fastest recovery among tens of millions of airports. Boao Airport secured 5,043 flights during the year, a 7.6% increase over the same period last year, and increased passenger traffic to 562,000, an increase of 0.64% year over year. It became one of the few domestic airports to achieve positive growth under the influence of the new epidemic.


In the past year, the three airports have actively expanded their route networks with measures such as the opening of routes to the first-tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as the addition of wide-body aircraft to help restore the aviation market.


Meilan Airport serves a total of 280 routes, including 251 domestic routes. Recently opened flights to Bazhong, Wushan, Sanming, Yulin, Yibin, Nanchong, Hechi and other small and medium-sized cities continued to increase accessibility to Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities. The airline's intranet coverage continues to expand.


Phoenix Airport recently added 5 navigation points in Fuyang, Luoyang, Weifang, Yan'an and Yueyang, covering the main inland cities of the first and second tier, and also recently added 3 airlines, namely China Airlines, Qingdao Airlines and Donghai Airlines.


Boao Airport opened a total of 73 domestic routes from Boao to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Chengdu and Guiyang during the year, making it the first urban airport in China to open routes to four first-tier cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan. Of these, 4 HNA airlines have opened 11 routes at Boao Airport, and 104 flights are planned to operate every week, up 57.1% and 36.8%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.


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