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Green airport to be completed in Kunming

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Officials in Kunming visit the construction site of the new airport of Kunming, capital of south China's Yunnan Province in February 23, morning. [Photo Source: ynxxb.com]
 

About 75% of the principal part of the new airport of Kunming has been completed before the spring festival this year. Green concept has become a highlight in constructing the new airport of Kunming.

Secretary of Yunnan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection Li Hanbo (李汉柏) and Vice Governor of Yunnan Province Liu Ping (刘平) have led a team to inspect the progress in construction of Kunming New Airport yesterday (February 23).

Up to now, the projects of airport terminals and structures have entered into the final finishing stage, and experts have begun to test the constructions. Interior decorating projects of airport terminal are on in full swing.

Navigation settings, flight calibration, debugging and approving of the new airport is expected to be finished in the next two months to ensure that the main building of the project can be successfully put into practice.

An expressway linking Kunming New Airport with the urban areas has been completed and the road has started trial operation right now. Construction of light Line 6, connecting downtown Kunming with new airport is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The new Kunming International Airport is scheduled to begin operations at the end of 2011, and it will be the fourth-largest aviation hub in China after completion.

Today, Kunming airport has become a gateway to China for many South-east Asian countries. In 2009, the airport handled 18,944,716 passengers, making it the 7th busiest airport in mainland China. It is also the 7th busiest and 8th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and aircraft movements, respectively.

Due to the fast expansion of the metropolitan area and limited land availability, the growth of Kunming International Airport is likely to face major constraints in the near future. The local government and airport authority have decided to move all operations to a new airport site, which is being planned, within five years.

The main structure of the new airport of Kunming is completed. The new Kunming International Airport is scheduled to begin operations at the end of 2011, and it will be the fourth-largest aviation hub in China after completion. [Photo Source:yunnan.cn]

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