The second phase expansion project of Haikou Meilan Airport will start this October, according to the reports.
The airport expansion is designed to handle 30 million passengers and 300,000 tons of cargo and mail by 2020. The project mainly includes a 3,600 meter long runway and its corresponding taxiway system, a new terminal covering 290,000 square meters and the matching aircraft parking aprons, parking garage, aviation gas station and other support facilities.
According to reports, with the increasing number of tourists in the last few years, the aircraft industry in Hainan has got a new chance for development. Haikou Meilan International Airport has had an amazing growth of 13% in its annual passenger handling capacity. In 2014, the airport handled 13.85 million passengers and 102,100 aircraft movements.
When completed, it will effectively relieve the growing pressure on the province’s air transport and facilitate the healthy and fast development of civil aviation in Hainan, as well as lay a solid foundation for the local economic and social development.  
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