iChongqing - Kenny Dong
China's Civil Aviation Administration recently released a statement, officially approving the location of the new airport in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. The approval recommends Zhengxing in Bishan District, out of the three pre-selected options.
Bishan District is located in the core area of Western (Chongqing) Science City and the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle. It aims to become a star district characterized by sci-tech innovation, manufacturing development, integrated development, business environment, and opening up.
Once completed, the new airport is expected to accommodate 70-80 million passengers, supplementing the current Chongqing airport capacity. It will serve as an important component of Chongqing aviation and function as a regional and cargo hub, while the Jiangbei International Airport will continue to be the core airport of Chongqing, with a focus on establishing more international airlines.