Taizhou airport resumes all flights except to Wuhan

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-03-06

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A conceptual rendering of the Taizhou airport after expansion. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]

Taizhou airport has now resumed all flights that were suspended due to the epidemic, except for its Wuhan flight, according to local media reports.

The airport generally offers flights to 16 domestic cities, which are carried out by 10 airlines. It has resumed flights to 15 of those cities, including Jinan, Chongqing, Kunming, Dalian, Tonghua, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Guiyang.

The airport is also helping enterprises retrieve employees via chartered planes, and as of March 6, it had already sent 29 planes to retrieve more than 4,000 employees.

The Taizhou airport, established in 1954, was the first civil airport to be built in a county-level city in China. Covering an area of just 7,850 square meters, it can accommodate no more than four aircrafts at once.

Expansion of the airport is currently underway, and it is expected to have an annual capacity of 2.5 million passengers and 25,000 metric tons of freight after being completed in September 2022.