- Oct 13, 2006
I occasionally do noise assessments for developments in the vicinity of airports so I have an interest in the development of airports. In 2010 I stood in a huge and spanking new terminal in western China (wanna say Urumqi?) that had so few flights per day it wasn't funny. I recall reading an article somewhere at the time it was one of 45 recently built in China. I also recall the 'discussion' surrounding the new runway at BNE. I'll just leave this here to provide some context for the "achievement" of that new runway at, of what is in the grand scheme of things, a pretty small and existing airport.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) aims to construct 216 new airports by 2035 to meet the growing demands for air travel.