Zhuhai (Jinwan) Airport will increase the number of aircraft parking stands from 31 to 54 next year as part of a multi-step plan to handle 12 million passengers annually when a second terminal is completed in 2023.
On Nov 20, it became the 35th airport in China with passenger throughput of more than 10 million and one of only two prefecture-level airports with that breakthrough. It also is the only domestic airport in the 10-million club not to have any international flights.
Currently, there are 27 airlines operating at Zhuhai Airport (ZUH), reaching 60 domestic destinations with an average of 200 daily inbound and outbound flights.
In 2023, the airport will proceed with other projects such as VIP and International buildings, an additional runway, and design and construction of an Air Logistics Center.
Zhuhai Airport [Photo courtesy WeChat ID: [zhuhaijiaotong]
Qiu Changxian, general manager of Zhuhai-Hong Kong Airport Management Co, said ZUH will become a logistics distribution center for Hong Kong International Airport as well as the destination for air traffic diverted from Hong Kong.
Qiu added that cooperation with the Airport Authority of Hong Kong will be strengthened for that purpose, with its advanced operation management and service systems to be learned by ZUH.