Air transport represents approximately 2.2 million tons of freight of merchandises. China currently has 180 civil aviation airports, including the world's second busiest in Beijing.
Railroads are the principal mode of transport and the cheapest solution for long distance freight. Each year, railroads provide the transport of 1,500 billion tons kilometers of goods. By the end of 2011, China had a total of 91,000 kilometers of railway, which is utilized to meet freight and passenger demand, ranking second in the world in terms of length. Freight volume reached 3.6 billion tons in 2010, 300 million tons more than in 2009.
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