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The easiest and quickest way to travel today is undoubtedly by plane; unfortunately it is also the most expensive. Traveling by plane means you reach your destination sooner than any other means of transport, allowing you to arrive refreshed and with more time to spend enjoying the sights and sounds of your destination. The hub of China air travel is based in Beijing, with Beijing being the base for international travel. Every year since 1978, China's airlines have undergone massive improvements. At the start of 2004 over 1,175 domestic and international airlines operated in China. The number of weekly flights between China and the USA is set to burgeon to nearly five times it's current size by 2010 to a total of 249 weekly round trips due to a groundbreaking pact between the two countries signed on the 18th of June, 2004.
Beijing is the hub for both domestic and international flights. China will continue to collect the controversial airport construction fee will for at least four more years. Airport construction fee is collected for the development of airport facilities. This fee is called airport tax abroad. In China, the Airport construction fee amounts to CNY90 (around US$13) for international flights, CNY50 (about US$7.5) for domestic flights and CNY10 for branch flight routes. It is HK$50 (around US$6.5) if you depart from Hong Kong airport. From September 1st, 2004, the airport construction fee has been included in the airfare and is listed in the TAX item on the ticket. The State Council reportedly approved the continued collection of a tourism development fee until 2010 at the same time.

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