News Insights and Information About Airports in Asia h2

Asia is home to some of the most interesting and busiest airports in the world. The demand for air travel across the continent has been on a constantly rising trajectory and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Therefore there is always a huge amount of interesting news coming from airports in Asia. Here's some of the latest news along with some food for thought and interesting insights.

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Which Are Asia's Busiest Airports?

Excluding the middle east, which has its very own section on this site, let's take a closer look at which are Asia's busiest airports. Also for the statistics below I'll be taking into account data from 2019 as many airports in Asia still haven't completely recovered from the past rough few years. That been said among the busiest airports in Asia are:
  • Beijing Capital (PEK)
  • Tokyo Haneda (HND)
  • Shanghai (PVG)
  • Guangzhou (CAN)
  • Hong Kong (HKG)
  • Seoul Incheon (ICN)
  • Delhi Indira Gandhi (DEL)
  • Singapore (SIN)
  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK)
  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Among these Beijing Capital exceeds 100 million passengers per year.

Which Is Asia's Busiest Route?

Interestingly Asia's busiest route doesn't include 2 of its busiest airports. That title goes to the to the Seoul Gimpo to Jeju route. Only clocking in at 449km of distance the route racks up a whopping 16 million passengers per year. Coincidentally this is both the busiest domestic route in the world and the busiest route in the world.

Which Airports in Asia Are Located on Man Made Islands?

Some of Asia's busiest airports are built on man made islands. These are some of the most ambitious projects in the aviation industry and are true marvels of modern engineering.

The most famous "floating airport" is arguably Osaka Kansai (KIX) Airport. The airports was all over the news as for years after its completion it was sinking due to the land settling under the airport itself. Since its opening the airport has also further expanded by building a second runway on a new artificial island.

Remaining in Japan, Tokyo Haneda (HND) is an ever older example of how in situations of land scarcity in Asia the best option has been reclaiming land from the sea.

Then there are airports such as Hong Kong International (HKG), Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Singapore Changi (SIN) where part of the airport was built on land and another part by reclaiming land from the sea. The former two also involved the flattening of two mountainous islands in order to be built.