Nanjing Luhe Airport

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Nanjing Luhe Airport
南京六合机场
Nánjīng Lùhé Jīchǎng
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Serves Nanjing, Jiangsu
Location Luhe District

Nanjing Luhe Airport (Chinese: 南京六合机场) is a military airport that is being constructed to replace the existing Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport. When completed the airport will be the new home to the Nanjing Air Base of the People's Liberation Army Air Force. It is located in suburban Luhe District across the Yangtze River from the center of Nanjing, capital of China's Jiangsu Province.[1]

History[edit]

With the rapid expansion of the city of Nanjing, the military Dajiaochang Airport, originally far from the city, is increasingly surrounded by the urban area and restricting its development.[2] Since 2003 the local government and the military have been in talks on relocating the air base. In January 2006 a site for the new airport was determined and the project received approvals from the State Council and the Central Military Commission in January 2009. On 8 August 2012, construction for Luhe Airport was started in suburban Luhe District.[1] After the air base relocates to Luhe Airport, a 10-square-kilometre (3.9 sq mi) area encompassing Dajiaochang Airport will be redeveloped into a commercial and residential area.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 空军南京新机场建设工程开工. Sina (in Chinese). 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ a b 南京大校场机场将动迁 3年后将建“智慧新城”. Xinhua (in Chinese). 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2012-09-14.