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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Two Ningxia Regional Airports Construction Completed and Operation Launched


June 26, 2010, Guyuan Airport kicked-off its operation successfully. Zhongwei Airport was completed and opened for service on December 26, 2008, and the operation is normal at present. Till now, the two regional airports planned for Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region have finished construction and put into operation. An aviation transportation network is established with one major airport (Yinchuan Hedong Airport), and two regional airports (Guyuan Airport and Zhongwei Airport). Guyuan Airport is 13 km away from Guyuan City with its construction started in October, 2007 and completed in more than two years. The airport, a more than 400 million Yuan total investment, is designed to satisfy the demands of an annual passenger throughput of 120 thousand with a cargomail volume of 530 tons in 2015. It is a Level 4C domestic regional airport with a 2800 m runway that can accommodate Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 series aircrafts. GuYuan Airport’s operation has an important strategic meaning on aspects such as improving the transportation situations in poor areas of Ningxia Guyuan, maintaining social stability and enhancing racial unity. CAAC Ningxia Supervision Bureau will expand its supervising effort as to conduct supervision and examination on various safe operation protections of Guyuan Airport, and gives business guidance to ensure airport’s safe operation.


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