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.