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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Jinchang Jinchuan Airport Succeeds in Its Maiden Flight

In August, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft owned by Hainan Airlines, took off from Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport and after a 40-minute flight, it landed at Jinchang Jinchuan Airport. This flight was Jinchang Jinchuan Airport’s maiden flight and with that one simple landing of an aircraft, the dreams of 500 thousand Jinchang people of being able to fly through the sky had finally come true. Jinchang Jinchuan Airport is located in Jinchang city in the Gansu province and it lies at the intermediate section of the Hosi Corridor. Jinchang Jinchuan Airport is a domestic regional airport, and it was put into construction in April, 2009. The flight zone level was designed as 4C, and with the newly constructed 3,000 meters long runway, the airport can now accommodate the takeoff and landing of the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 aircraft. The terminal area was designed with the aim of reaching a passenger volume of 200 thousand and a cargo volume of 1,200 tons by the year 2020. The terminal takes up an area of 3,800 square meters with 4 parking positions in the apron. Supporting facilities such as communication & navigation units, a meteorology system and other equipments for oil, power and water supplies, as well as fire fighting capabilities and much more were all established and put into place. The biggest aircraft it can support is the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320. The total investment is 343.13 million yuan. The accomplishment of the Jinchang Jinchuan Airport, plays a decisive role in the implementation of the regional development strategy by accelerating and making use of the resources and developing the tourism industry in the Hosi area.
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