China’s Tianjin Airport has reported exponential growth in its corporate aviation business, which increased by 30 percent between 2010 and 2011. In recent years, the city has seen rapid economic development, which has led to the rise of business aviation movements and related enterprises. The number of private aviation movements at the airport has risen by 131 percent since 2008, from 10 to 15 per month to around 35 per month in 2010.
In 2011, Tianjin handled 453 business jet takeoffs and landings, representing an almost 30-percent increase compared with 2010. In the past two years, there has also been a significant increase in the number of corporate aircraft flying international routes, 70 percent of which flew to destinations in Asia.
Several private aviation charter and management companies have now made Tianjin their home, and many of the new private aircraft that have entered China are now based there.