New Airport to be Built in Western Guizhou Province
DATELINE: GUIYANG, December 28, 2000
The cornerstone-laying ceremony for Xingyi Airport was held Thursday in Xingyi
City in southwest China's Guizhou Province.
The airport will cover 153 ha of land in the Qianxinan Bouyei-
Miao Autonomous Prefecture.
The airport, with a 2,300 meter runway, will be able to accommodate 50-70
planes operating on feeder lines.
The project will cost 360 million yuan to build. It will open to traffic by
2003. In its initial period, with an estimated annual handling capacity of
86,000 passengers, the airport will be open for routes to Guiyang, Kunming and
Nanning, capitals of Guizhou, Yunnan provinces and the Guangxi Zhuang
The Qianxinan Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture is the leading commerce and
trade center bordering Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou. Operation of the airport
will help boost regional economic growth.