A senior official of the regional aviation authority said there could be a third general aviation airport for Shanghai by 2010.
Guo Youhu, vice director of the East China branch of the General Administration of Civil Aviation, said Shanghai should have five to six general aviation airports as an international metropolis. He said this when the branch approved the establishment of the city’s first general aviation company.
He said the existing two general aviation airports can’t fulfill the city’s demands.
The way it works at the moment is Gaodong Airport is China’s first helicopter base for sea rescue and is close to Pudong International Airport (seen above), and Longhua Airport is an emergency landing site for rescue work, police patrols, and fire-fighting operations to the southwest of the city. Another general aviation airport seems like a sound idea.
Source: China Daily