SF Express has received permission to build an airport in Ezhou City, Hubei Province, China. The airport will serve as an international logistics hub and is designed to handle 1m passengers per year and cargo throughput of 2.4m metric tons per year. By 2030, reports suggest capacity will expand to passenger traffic of 1.5m and cargo throughput of 3.3m tons per year. The airport will cost around $5.9bn.
Ezhou is located 1,100 km from Beijing and 640 km from Shanghai. As well as the airport facilities, it will have a high-speed rail line capable of carrying cargo directly to/from the airport and there are also plans to build piers on the nearby Yangtze River to allow air/sea operations.
A logistics park will built close to the airport, which will act as the airline’s hub for the whole of China and international traffic.
Source: South China Morning Post
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