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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Chongqing Airport would be the first airport with double runway in Southwest China


Currently, Chongqing T2 Terminal, a very important part of Phase III of the Chongqing Airport Expansion Project, was estimated to be completed by the end of next year. After its completion, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport would become the first airport with a double runway in Southwest China. The area of its terminal will reach up to 180,000 sqm for 260,000 flights including take offs and landings per year, with an annual passenger throughout of 30 million persons and the annual freight throughout of 450,000 tons. The expansion has gained 958 million Yuan from the national debt fund and the municipal government and will become a key investment project in infrastructure construction with the fund of 250 billion Yuan from the CAAC. The expansion project has acquired 4,011 mu of land, in which about 80,000 sqm land is used to build T2A terminal. After the completion of T2A terminal, the airport can handle 15 million passengers, together with the existing T1 and T2B terminals. In the meantime, the parking apron and taxiway will be increased to 340,000 sqm, with the addition of 40 parking aprons on the place. In addition, a new freight house of 20,000 sqm and a new parking lot of 58,000 sqm will also be constructed at the airport.

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