2nd China Airport Development Summit 2014

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2014CHINA: airrail NEWS has become a Media Partner of the 2nd China Airport Development Summit 2014 that will be held on 17-18 April in Shanghai, China. The Summit attracts airport operators, government authorities, information, technology and security systems developers, airport planners, construction and consulting companies. The Summit is supported by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Airports Council International and the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology.

In 2012 China's airports served over 679.772 passengers, 9.5% more than the previous year. According to the "12th Five Year" plan (released in 2011) of the Civil Aviation Department, by 2015, civil airports will cover more than 81% of the total of counties and cities, covering more than 83% of the population and more than 94% of the GDP.

The plan envisions existing airports' improvements and construction of new regional airports. An important role in aviation capacity enhancement is laid on the integrated transport systems. According to the plan, the future transport will be "no intercharge" and "centralized", with some airports serving as hubs. Rapid rail connections to airports are planned for the state capitals and other major cities.

China Airport Summit

The 2nd China Airport Development Summit 2014 will look at these issues through interactive discussions, case analysis, one-to-one meetings and during networking events.China's civil aviation industry also has to address some important challenges, such as security of small and medium sized airports, increasing capacity at international hub airports and promote the non-aviation revenue.

The Summit is the leading airport event in Asia, hosting major China's airports, exhibitors and over 300 senior level attendees from around the world. The Summit will also host the inaugural China Airport Development Awards, designed to identify and reward companies that demonstrated and unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards or excellence.