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July 1, 2021

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport opened

The highly anticipated Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (TFU) was opened on June 27. TFU is the second international airport in southwest China.
    The new airport is located in Lujia Town, Jianyang, Chengdu, approximately 51 km on the south-east of the city center of Chengdu. It is named after the Tianfu New Area, a development zone for Chengdu in which the airport is located. It operates as a second airport for Chengdu with the existing Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport continuing to serve the city.

    Construction of the new airport began in May 2016. The total cost of the project is approximately RMB77.7 billion yuan (USD12 billion). The new airport covers an area of 30 sq km and has three runways in phase one and  three more will be added in phase two. Once fully completed, the airport will have a capacity to handle 90 million passengers, more than twice that of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, six million tons of cargo and 850,000 aircraft movements annually, making it the largest airport in China’s western region and the nation’s fourth largest international hub. Chengdu is the third city in China’s mid-west to have two international airports.
    The passenger terminal, equivalent to the size of 46 standard football fields, is consisted of 5 floors and 2 underground levels.Upon full completion, the airport will feature a total of six runways across two terminals. The two terminal buildings are designed in the shape of the mythical sun-bird, which is the symbol of Chengdu city for more than 3,000 years.