Shanghai plans third airport

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A sign at Shanghai Pudong Airport
A sign at Shanghai Pudong Airport

Shanghai is planning to build a new airport to relieve pressure on Pudong and Hongqiao, an official has revealed.

The Shanghai Daily reported Jiang Huaiyu, director of the East China branch of the CAAC, as saying that the new airport would be used primarily for private aircraft and business jets.

“It is necessary for Shanghai to build a third airport to satisfy demand,” Jiang was quoted saying on the sidelines of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. He added that the city government, airport authority and CAAC have already started researching the plan.

In 2016, Pudong and Hongqiao airports handled a record 6,136 business jets, up 10% year-on-year. To satisfy demand, a new business jet hangar is being built at Hongqiao and a similar facility is being planned at Pudong.

Last year, Shanghai became one of only five cities in the world to exceed 100 million air passengers.
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