Chinese Airport to Initiate Expansion

19 October 2010 (Last Updated October 19th, 2010 18:30)

Tianjin Binhai International Airport in China will begin an expansion project later in 2010 to expand its passenger handling capacity. Under the expansion programme, the airport will construct a new terminal to handle 24 million passengers a year and to meet growing air traffic needs in

Tianjin Binhai International Airport in China will begin an expansion project later in 2010 to expand its passenger handling capacity.

Under the expansion programme, the airport will construct a new terminal to handle 24 million passengers a year and to meet growing air traffic needs in the future.

The airport's first and only terminal, which can handle 10 million passengers a year, will reach its saturation point in 2011.

It is estimated that the airport will meet its objective of handling 7 million passengers in 2010 ahead of time, according to english.peopledaily.com.

Tianjin Binhai Airport has handled nearly 5.5 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2010, an increase of 30% from the same period in 2009.