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Shenzhen Airport International Passenger Routes Reach 50 Cities in the World
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 Administrative information: Submitted to CAAC Central and Southern Regional Administration

On May 27, Shenzhen Airport held the "Shenzhen Airport International Passenger Routes Reach 50 Cities in the World" event with the theme "Connecting the World from the Heart of the Bay Area" and the launch ceremony of the Shenzhen-Rome air route. As the Shenzhen-Rome air route was about to open on May 30, the number of cities reached by the international passenger routes of Shenzhen Airport was about to increase to 50, including more than 20 cities reached by intercontinental passenger routeswhich represents he status of Shenzhen Airport as an international aviation hub has been further elevated. The ceremony was attended by Wang Weizhong, Deputy Secretary of Guangdong Provincial Committee of the CPC and Secretary of Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC, Yang Jin, Party Committee Secretary of CAAC Central and Southern Regional Administration, Zhang Jian, Aviation Control Bureau Director of CAAC Central and Southern Regional Administration, Yang Hong, Member of the Standing Committee of Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC and Party Leadership Group of the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, Gao Zimin, Member of the Standing Committee of Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC and Secretary General, and Lucia Pasqualini, Consul General of Italy in Guangzhou.

The Shenzhen-Rome air route is the fiftieth international route and twenty-first intercontinental route opened by Shenzhen Airport. It is also China's first direct flight to Italy opened after China and Italy signed the memorandum of understanding on the "One Belt and One Road" initiative in March this year. The air route will further enrich the European and intercontinental air route network of Shenzhen Airport and facilitate the political, economic, and cultural exchange and cooperation between China and Italy.

With the strong support of CAAC and Shenzhen, Shenzhen Airport has continued to speed up the expansion of its international air routes since 2016 when China's 13th Five-Year Plan positioned the airport as an international aviation hub. Shenzhen Airport added nearly 40 international air routes within three years. The number of cities reached by international passenger routes increased from 11 at the end of 2015 to 50 at present. More than 20 intercontinental air routes are in service. Shenzhen Airport's route network reaches five continents, including Asia, Europe, America, Oceania, and Africa.

At present, Shenzhen Airport is accelerating a new phase of expansion projects, such as satellite halls and the third runway. It is constantly improving its capacity as an international aviation hub by optimizing air-ground resources, improving hardware facilities and the customs clearance environment, and developing land-air-sea-railway multimodal transportation. In the future, Shenzhen Airport will speed up the implementation of the "Passenger, Cargo, and City" strategy, build a high-level international aviation hub, and enhance its strategic engine role, to drive Shenzhen's effort to establish itself as a leading model municipal area and boost the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

 

(Submitted by: Shenzhen Airport Group; Contact: Ye Dan; Tel: 0755-23452236)