17-Sep-2013 4:09 PM

Changsha International Airport second runway feasibility report approved

China's Changsha International Airport second runway project feasibility report received (06-Sep-2013) National Development and Reform Commission approval on 27-Aug-2013. Construction work on the project, involving investment of CNY4100 million (USD640.6 million) is expected to commence at the end of 2013 with completion and commencement slated for 2015. The 3800m x 60m runway will be constructed as a category F and will increase the airport's capacity to 31 million passengers, 320,000 tonnes of cargo and 244,000 aircraft movements p/a by 2020. By 2040 the airport expects to have four runways and capacity for 71 million passengers p/a. The airport expects to handle 16 million passengers this year. [more - original PR - Chinese]