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Chinese “Logic”, 75% of Chinese Airports in Debt, So They Will Make 45 More- WTF

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 24, 2011


This is pretty funny. China has 175 airports and only 45 of them or 25% of them are making cash. So tkhe chicoms in their infinite wisdom are going to ….. build 45 more…
Yeah, this is how China rolls, they build things, streets, buildings , cities , that eventually turn out to be ghost ghost towns. In reality it is a tremendous waste of resources, but what can you do….

excerpt from here:
“China is in the midst of a major airport expansion, planning four major hubs in the country and developing aviation links to its poorer and more remote regions in the far west.But many of these new airports have struggled to attract customers and languish with just a few flights a week, or none at all.

Out of the country’s existing 175 airports, around 130 are in the red with combined loss of 1.68 billion yuan last year, Li Jiaxiang, head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China told reporters.

Government subsidies for airports amounted to 6 billion yuan from 2006 to 2010, and Li pledged continuous financial aid as airports would be a boost to local economies, especially in remote areas, in the longer term, he said.”

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