Guangzhou aims to establish global aviation hub

The People´s Government of Guangzhou Municipality has announced the 24th World Route Development Forum will kick off in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on September 15th, the organization said.

Themed with “Gathering Guangzhou to Connect the World,” the international civil aviation community´s “Olympics” and “World Expo” looks forward to better cooperation and greater progress in the international aviation industry with a leading force in the field.

Guangzhou represents an international transport hub city. Guangzhou is hopeful that air routes will help achieve win-win progress through global cooperation, said Chen Zhiying, Executive Vice Mayor of Guangzhou. In doing so, he continued, we can increase connectivity and have industry resources clustered around, which further fuels the urban economic growth across the globe.

The advantage of Guangzhou being an aviation hub is increasingly clear. For now, the Baiyun International Airport has opened over 300 air routes, 157 of which are international, and offered flights to 220 destinations across the world. As of July 2018, there are 8 destinations in America, 11 in Europe, 5 in Africa, 8 in Oceania and 54 in Asia (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), which covers major aviation hub cities in Europe and America.