Since work on airports resumed this March in China, the country has put in service a total of 12 airports. This is what the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) announced during a press-briefing on Thursday. A 13th airport, Ankang Fuqiang Aiport in Shaanxi province, is set to open in October, while the construction of Wulong Xiannushan Airport in the municipality of Chongqing in southwest China is nearing completion. On top of this, Zhangjiakou Ningyuan Airport (considered to be one of the key airports in the run-up to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics), has recently been enlarged, boasting a new terminal, an enlarged runway and a new apron. The airport can now accomodate 1 million passengers instead of 600’000 last year. By August 12, 19 Chinese airlines and 74 foreign operators were carrying out 210 domestic round trips along 187 international routes per week. This is incredible… what we saw in my previous analysis of the Chinese aviation industry was a neat progression in the quantity of start-ups and orders from Chinese aircraft, but here, we can also see what’s going on in the infrastructure side of things. The coronavirus has, “incredibly”, just left China, permitting the country to take on the USA and Europe head-on. Airbus and Boeing better buckle-up and take back the industry… if possible. 18th of August 2020.