A new civil airport in Shaoguan city in southern China's Guangdong province will open on Saturday, local officials said. The new airport is located in Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County in Shaoguan. It is located about 5 kilometers from Danxia Mountain, a nationally famous scenic spot with a 60A rating, and about 50 kilometers from Nanhua Temple, a famous Buddhist temple in China.
The airport, which has a potential passenger capacity of 2 million annually, will have the capacity to handle 4 thousand tons of cargo and mail every year. The airport, which is expected to land 9 planes per year, plans to initiate air traffic connecting several major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanning, Hangzhou and Kunming.
Guangdong currently has nine civil airports, including the new Shaoguan Airport.
Source: China International Radio