China Economic Net

An offshore airport project on an artificial island began construction in the coastal city of Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Saturday.

As a regional aviation hub, the Dalian Jinzhou Bay international airport is designed to be a 4F-class airport, the highest in China's airport class with the capability of handling large aircraft.

The airport will be constructed in two phases. In the first phase, two runways and a 500,000-square-meter terminal will be built, which can handle an annual throughput of 43 million passengers and 550,000 tonnes of cargo and mail.

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