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Kunming opens new eco-friendly airport


Published on Jun 27, 2012

A new international airport opened its doors in the Chinese city of Kunming this week. The new Kunming Changshui International Airport opened for media visit on Monday 25 June, and all flights will transfer from the old Wujiaba airport to the new hub from tomorrow (28 June). The new hub, which lies 25km northeast of Kunming city centre, has two runways – double the number at Wujaiba – and is expected to be able to handle 38 million passengers a year by 2020. This will potentially rise to more than 60m passengers in future. It has also been designed to be more environmentally friendly, with more than 10,000 energy-saving lights. It will serve fl ights from international carriers including Thai Airways, Dragonair, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir and Lao Airlines.

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