China airs its billions
Chengdu's new airport
Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province, will become the third Chinese city to have two airports after Beijing and Shanghai. The $11-billion project will have three runways capable of processing 40 million passengers a year. It’s scheduled for completion in 2025. Beijing’s new $14-billion airport designed by the late Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid is expected to process 45 million passengers initially and eventually 72 million annually. It’s slated to open in 2019. China’s airports received 915 million passengers in 2015. A shortage of aircraft parking slots has caused delays and even riots.
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