In China they build the airport on top of a mountain (video)
The opening is scheduled for 2019.
The construction of the airport in Wushan (Wushan Airport), located on top of a mountain Taohua 15 kilometers from the town of Wushan in the East of Chongqing, is nearing completion.
Its singularity consists in the fact that the airport is in the mountains at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level.
Incredible video shows Chinese workers build an airport on top of a 5,900 ft tall mountain https://t.co/mKx4Vs8UkF
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In order to equip here the necessary airfield, terminal and Parking for aircraft, the builders had to blow up with dynamite the top of the mountain, and then to clear and level the site.
The construction, which lasted for six years, costing the authorities of 253 million dollars. All major work should be completed in July, and the opening of the airport scheduled for early 2019.
Alpine airport will have one runway length of 2600 meters and width — 45 meters. Also, there are car Park, which can accommodate five aircraft.
Airport Wushan built in order to relieve air traffic from the international airport Chongqing Jiangbei international, which annually carries approximately 40 million passengers.
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According to the plan, by 2020, the airport Wushan will serve 280 thousand passengers and 1200 tons of cargo. It is known that the Alpine airport will accept and send flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing and other major cities of China.
It is also expected that it will contribute to the development of local tourism, because it is located close to the famous attractions “Goddess Peak” and dam “Three gorges”.
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