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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Upgrade of Guiyang airport near completion


The upgrade of the runway of the Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport from category 4D to 4E will be completed by this June, according to the Guizhou Airports Group. Currently, 90 percent of the total project has been completed. After completion, the project will be submitted to the Civil Aviation Administration of China for approval. When completed, the airport will be able to handle the landing and takeoff of large aircraft like the B767. Passenger volume at the Guiyang airport reached 3.71 million in 2006. There are 16 airlines that fly to and from Guiyang Aircraft movements average 1,000 a week. Average daily passenger volume is about 13,000. From January to April this year, passenger throughput at the airport reached 1.5 million. Total passenger volume is estimated to reach 4.6 million this year. Total investment for the upgrade project has reached RMB 12 million. The upgrade project includes widening and thickening of the taxiway, retrofitting of connecting way, nav-aid light system, and flight area guiding plates.

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