CHINA'S AIR-TRANSPORT industry continued to grow at a rapid pace in 1994, according to figures released by the country's civil aviation administration (CAAC). State-owned airlines, including flag carrier Air China, carried a total of 40.27 million passengers, up 19% on the 33.83 million recorded for 1993.

Air freight was also up by 14.1%, to 5.84 million tonnes, in 1994. CAAC director Chen Guanyi has set a target for this year of 46.5 million passengers and 6.6 billion tonnes of freight.

Source: Flight International