SHENZHEN, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport said Friday that the volume of international passengers in the airport grew more than 31 percent to about 1.2 million people in the first quarter this year.
The growth is due to the opening of more international airlines linking the southern Chinese city with the world, according to the airport.
So far, the airport has launched international air routes to 47 overseas cities and the number is expected to exceed 50 by the end of this year, it added.
As China's tech hub and due to its vicinity to Hong Kong, the city welcomes millions of travelers and businessmen every year.
Total passenger volume hit more than 13 million in Bao'an airport in Q1 this year, up 7.9 percent year on year.