Construction begins on Uxin Banner's general airport
The groundbreaking ceremony for Uxin Banner's general airport is held on June 30. [Photo/Uxin Banner Release]
The groundbreaking ceremony for a general airport for Uxin Banner in Ordos city, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, took place on June 30.
The airport is reportedly being built in accordance with A1 general airport standards.
It will have a 1,200-meter-long, 30-meter-wide runway. The facility will also feature eight aircraft parking, fueling and maintenance aprons, as well as hangars, power centers and other supporting facilities.
An artist's impression of the terminal buildings and air-traffic-control tower of Uxin Banner's general airport. [Photo/Uxin Banner Release]
The total investment for the airport is 138 million yuan ($21.71 million).
When the airport is put into use, which is scheduled for June 2022, the facility will operate short-distance transportation, general aviation tourism and logistics.
The airport is expected to handle 1,460 flights annually and achieve an annual throughput of about 21,900 passengers.
It is estimated to generate direct revenue of 3 million yuan per year, and the indirect revenue will reach 10 million yuan.
An artist's impression of Uxin Banner's general airport. [Photo/Uxin Banner Release]