History

Guangdong Airport Authority (hereinafter referred to as GAA) is one of the most important airport management groups in China. As a large state-owned enterprise providing support to air transport service that is directly under the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, GAA is tasked with promoting civil airport planning and construction across Guangdong Province and stepping up efforts to build Guangdong into a strong civil aviation province.

GAA runs 5 airports, i.e. Guangzhou Baiyun, Jieyang Chaoshan, Zhanjiang, Meixian and Huizhou airports, with preparation under way for the construction of Shaoguan Airport. Among the five airports, Guangzhou Baiyun, Jieyang Chaoshan, Zhanjiang and Meixian airports are CAT-I aviation ports in Guangdong Province authorized by the state to open to the outside world. Up till now, the airports under GAA have

established business relationship with more than 70 airlines, operating flights to more than 200 destinations. In recent years, GAA has registered stable performance in terms of safe operation and achieved obvious progress in its services. In 2016, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (GBIA) witnessed an increase of 10.4 percentage points over 2015 in its flight regularity rate, a rate that ranks among the top in the CAAC-organized service evaluation of all the domestic airports with passenger traffic exceeding 10 million. Against the fierce competition from other cities and airports, GAA was awarded the right to host in Guangzhou the 2018 World Route Development Forum.

Currently, GAA is making steady progress in the international aviation hub construction, and as a result a hub network is gradually taking shape. GAA is proactively pressing ahead with resources integration among the airports across the province, leading to a broader recognition of the concept of coordinated development among the airports in Guangdong. Steady progress has been made in the planning and construction of airports in Guangdong, and as a result the milestone tasks were completed for the Phase II Expansion Project of GBIA. GAA furthered its efforts in party building, resulting in an obvious improvement in the sense of responsibility among the leadership at various levels, and a marked change in the work style and mental outlook of the leadership. GAA strictly puts in place “two responsibilities”, and as a result leaders are performing better in terms of setting a good example for others and exercising strict self-discipline. GAA is currently on an upward spiral, laying a solid foundation for the continuous, healthy and rapid development of the civil aviation industry in Guangdong.

GAA will assume its responsibility of “building Guangdong into a strong civil aviation province”, aim at the construction of an airport group that serves the whole province, follow the general principle of “seeking further progress while maintaining a stable situation”, carry out the main tasks of strengthening “supply-side structural reform”, focus on improvement in quantity, quality and efficiency, stick to the bottomline of “safe development and cordial service”, concentrate on building Baiyun International Airport into a “domestically first-class and internationally advanced” international aviation hub, speed up nurturing and improving GAA’s core competitiveness, and press ahead with the task of “building Guangdong into a strong civil aviation province”.

Looking into the future, GAA will speed up efforts to turn GBIA into an important aviation hub serving the “Belt and Road” initiative and the “Silk Road in the Air” initiative, and into a “domestically first-class and internationally advanced” international aviation hub which features excellent performance and connects the whole world, and turn GAA itself into a group with international influence involved in airport construction, operation, management, aviation economic development and industrial investment, which can play a more active and important role in promoting civil aviation development in Guangdong province and local economic and social development.

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