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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Qinhuangdao civil aviation airport will be open for air traffic in 2 years


Qinhuangdao civil aviation airport has experienced a15-year struggle and its project application has finally been officially approved during the executive meeting of the State Council on May 27th, which means that the new airport project will soon enter the construction phase. The establishment of the new airport will have great impact on the traffic infrastructure for the city of Qinhuangdao and even the Jidong Region. The new airport project will also play an active role in further opening up and promoting tourism in the area. Qinhuangdao civil aviation airport site will be in the Shaijia mound of Lichong Town, 47 km away from Qinhuangdao City. The airport will be constructed according to 4C level specifications, and designed to achieve 500,000 throughputs of passengers and cargo volume of 1,200 tons per year. It is estimated that the project investment will be 430 million RMB. The Qinhuangdao civil aviation airport project has been in the designing phase since 1994, and the choosing of the site of the airport started in 2004. The CAAC confirmed the airport location in August of 2007, and the Provincial Government submitted the project application to the State Council and the Central Military Commission on November 2007. The government of Qinhuangdao pointed out that it will further strengthen their efforts, and strive for the construction to begin earlier and to be open to air traffic in two years.

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