21-Dec-2012 4:56 PM

Chengdu drawing up plans for second airport, site selection basically finalised

China’s Chengdu Logistics Office director Chen Zhongwei said the City Government is drawing up plans to construct a new Chengdu Airport with the site selection basically finalised to be Jianyang, creating Chengdu as a hub portal to the Middle East and Europe. Mr Chen, as quoted by Yicai, added Chengdu is expected to have four routes to Europe and the Middle East next year, respectively. Doha, Melbourne and Frankfurt will be the next international cities to connect to Chengdu, according to Mr Chen. The local government has said it will help airlines to open new international routes to Chengdu as soon as possible.

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