By 2010 there will be six new airports in central China. This according to a senior official with the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).
The six airports will be built in Bengbu City in east China’s Anhui Province, Yichun in Jiangxi Province, Zhumadian in Henan Province, Yueyang and Hengyang in Hunan Province. The sixth will be located near Mount Jiuhua, a well-known Buddhist holy mountain in Anhui and this is where our illustration was taken.
We are not talking major international airports. These are small airports serving defined communities.
Li Yongqi, from the CAAC’s planning section said airports at six provincial capitals, namely, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Taiyuan, Changsha, Nanchang and Hefei will also be upgraded.
Central regions include Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Shanxi. They have a combined population of 361 million and the central regions are economically less developed as the country’s eastern region. Now, with new airports they have a better chance to develop.