Phoenix Int’l Airport to receieve new terminal on 3rd-phase expansion
The local government of Sanya City, Hainan Province plans to start the third-phase expansion project for Sanya Phoenix International Airport under the aegis of Hainan Airlines Group (HNA) in 2010.
Scheduled to be complete in 2013, the project will build a new terminal covering a floor area of 30 hectares and nearly 100 gate positions. Upon the completion of the project, Sanya Airport will be able to serve 20 million passengers a year.
Since starting operation in 1994, Sanya Airport has maintained a growth of 20% to 40% for its passenger traffic. The first phase of the airport has passenger traffic of 1.5 million person-times.
In 2005, Sanya Airport’s second-phase expansion project broke earth, designed with passenger throughput of 6 million person-times a year. By 2009, the airport’s passenger traffic has hit 7.94 million person-times. A top executive of Sanya Airport predicts that its passenger traffic is likely to reach about 10 million person-times in 2010.
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