Qionghai Bo'ao Airport
Qionghai Bo'ao Airport
|Opened||17 March 2016|
|Qionghai Bo'ao Airport|
Qionghai Bo'ao Airport (IATA: BAR, ICAO: ZJQH) is an airport serving the city of Qionghai in Hainan Province, China. The airport received approval from the national government in January 2013, and was opened on 17 March 2016 after three years of construction.
The Qionghai airport was built to facilitate travel to the Boao Forum for Asia, an annual political event held 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) away in Boao. The airport also serves rising tourism to the province of Hainan. A feasibility study on the airport was approved by government officials in December 2012, followed by the master plan in May 2013. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 17 March 2015.
After a test flight in March 2016, the airport received its first commercial flight – a Hainan Airlines Boeing 737 from Beijing – on 17 March 2016. For a short period thereafter, the airport remained open to domestic charter flights carrying Boao Forum attendees. After the forum, the Qionghai airport closed so that a new international terminal and a 600-metre (2,000 ft) runway extension could be completed before the next forum. The airport reopened on 29 December 2016, receiving an Air Guilin flight from Guilin.
Qionghai Airport has a 3,200-meter runway capable of handling large jet aircraft, a 9,000 square-meter terminal building, and 26 aircraft parking aprons. It is designed to handle 480,000 passengers and 1,440 tons of cargo annually by 2020.
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