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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Test Flight of the Nanjing Lukou International Airport’s Phase II Project Succeeds



On May 15th, the test flight of the second runway at Nanjing Lukou International Airport, constructed during the airport’s Phase II expansion project, was a success.

The second runway is regarded as a key project for Lukou Airport’s Phase II expansion construction. It located in the south of the terminal area and is parallel with the northern runway. The new runway is 3,600 meters long and 60 meters wide. With a category 4F rated flight area, the airport is now capable of handling aircraft as large as the Airbus A380.

Thanks to the region’s fast social and economic development, Lukou airport’s flight volume and passenger flow has grown fast. In 2013, the airport saw 135 thousands flights and 15 million passengers. During that year, the airport’s total income was 126.4 billion Yuan, with a net profit of 31.1 billion Yuan. Lukou airport currently serves 130 flight routes, including 60 domestic cities and 20 international destinations, as well as Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

According to the report, the CAAC estimated that the Lukou airport can operate 28 flights per hour. In the future, the airport could be capable of accommodating 30 million passengers annually.

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