Hainan Boao Airport expected to start construction in first half of 2013
The construction plan of Boao Airport in Qionghai, Hainan recently got approved by the CAAC and is expected to start construction in the first half of this year.
The airport, which mainly serves the annual Boao Forum for Asia, is located at the Zhongyuan Town of Qionghai City, 15 km from the permanent convention venue of BFA – Boao International Convention Centre.
The total investment in the construction of the airport reached 112.7 million yuan with about 256 million yuan by national subsidy.
Besides, it functions as an alternative to Meilan Airport, where the two airports are distanced by one hour drive and the airport can also serve as a civilian airport where tourist flights will be running to many major cities nationwide.
Plans for the airport include a 2,600-meter-long runway, 9,000-sqm terminal building and 26 parking aprons for private planes and corporate light jets.