Xian Xianyang Airport opens new Terminal 3
China’s Xian Xianyang International Airport confirmed (03-May-2012) the opening of its terminal three (T3) building on 03-May-2012, increasing the airport’s total surface area to 450,000sqm and the number of aprons at the airport to 123. The new 230,000sqm complex, opened on the same day as the airport launched operations on its 3800m second runway, raises the airport’s capacity to in excess of 33 million passengers p/a. The facility is capable of handling 22 million passengers p/a and, with 30 shops and restaurants. China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China United Airlines and China Southern Airlines will operate from the new facility. Construction work on the facility was completed in late Mar-2012 after three years. The airport has been part of the Fraport portfolio since Aug-2008 and now has total airport capacity of 40 million passengers.