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Beijing hat trick.(profile)(Beijing Capital International Airport )

Effective implementation of its strategy of building "a comprehensive hub airport in the Asia/ Pacific region" and rewarding execution of the franchising and outsourcing of nonaeronautical businesses has enabled Beijing Capital International Airport to experience dynamic growth in recent years in step with China's rapidly expanding economy. According to Arthur D. Little, BCIA was the fastest-growing Intercontinental Hub in 2006 in terms of year-over-year increase in passenger numbers.

BCIA surged from 10 million passengers in 1993 to 20 million in 2000 and 30 million in 2004, bursting into the Airports Council International Top 10 busiest passenger airports in 2006 when it handled 48. …

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