Qinghai Province will establish three new regional airports in Qaidam Basin and Guoluo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The exact location of the airports is still being studied.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China listed the construction of the three airports — Qinghai Huatuguo, Delingha and Dawu — in the general construction plan of 2008-2020.
In June, experts from the CAAC’s Northwest Branch of the China Airport Consruction Corp. and the Northwest Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau visited the three areas to select the exact location of the airports.
The site of the Huatugou Airport project will be known by the end of the year.
The Huatugou and Delingha airports are both located in the Qaidam Basin. Huatugou is an important oil production base of Qinghai Oilfield.
The construction of an airport will promote the development of Huatugou oil production base. The three airports will be in operation before 2020.
Source: China Civil Aviation Report