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.