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New civil airport in Hunan approved

Updated: Oct 14,2016 7:16 PM

The State Council has approved a new civil airport in Xiangxi, South China’s Hunan province, according to an official plan released recently.

The new airport will be a 4-C standard domestic feeder-line airport. A 2,600-meter-long runway and a 3,000-squaremeter large terminal will be built, together with four parking gates and some supporting facilities, according to the plan.

By 2025, it is expected to facilitate 300,000 passengers and deliver 450 tons of cargo.

The investment volume of the project will be around 1.686 billion yuan ($250.7 million), which will be paid by National Development and Reform Commission, Civil Aviation Administration of China and Hunan provincial government.

Xiangxi is an autonomous prefecture by ethnic minor groups, including Tujia and Miao. Located in western Hunan province, it consists of one city, Jishou, and seven counties.