Taizhou Airport begins expansion

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-11-26

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A rendering of what the Taizhou Airport will look like after its expansion. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]

The Taizhou Airport has recently begun being expanded.

A 2,500-meter-long and 38-meter-wide taxiway, a 35,000 square-meter terminal tower, 16 aircraft stands, and other supporting facilities, including an air traffic control building, will be added to the airport.

The project will occupy an area of 1,100 mu (73.33 hectares) and cost 3.628 billion yuan ($541.5 million).

Zheng Yaqi, assistant manager of Taizhou Airport Investment Development Co Ltd, said that the expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.  

After completion, 2.5 million travelers are expected to pass through the airport annually, while freight throughput is expected to reach 25,000 metric tons.

Established in 1954, the Taizhou Airport 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 aircraft at once.