[photopress:air_China_Jiangsu.jpg,full,alignright]According to provincial transport bureau sources East China’s Jiangsu Province has serious plans about expanding air routes to and from the area.
Pan Yonghe, the transport bureau director, said the plan is to open more than 40 air routes and carry 13 million passengers in 2008. 30 of the air routes will be linked to domestic cities, with the rest overseas.
To deal with this increase in passengers the province will spend RMB400 million (about $53.3 million) in building a new airport in Huai’an City which should be finished this year , and in expanding three others, including the Nanjing Lukou International Airport.
[photopress:air_Nanjing_Lukou_International_Airport.jpg,full,alignleft]Are the figures quoted likely?
Last year, the province’s airports handled 10.76 million passengers. That is an increase of 30.3% over 2006 so, yes, it is very likely.
Since 1978, Jiangsu has been a hot spot for economic development, and is now one of China’s most prosperous provinces.
Source: Window of China