HANGZHOU, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in east China's Zhejiang Province handled more than 40 million passengers in 2019, the airport said Monday.
The total annual passenger throughput of seven airports in the province exceeded 70 million this year, it added.
Hangzhou is well-linked with other popular destinations in China, such as Shanghai, which can be reached by high-speed trains in about one hour.
With favorable weather conditions, charming scenery and the headquarters of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba, Hangzhou is a destination for both leisure and business trips.
In 2019, Hangzhou opened new regular direct flights to cities including Rome, Mandalay, Vientiane, Cairo and Nagoya. So far, it has 60 international air routes, connecting nearly 30 countries and regions worldwide.