GZ Nansha Business Airport work set to begin in 2015
An airport dedicated to corporate jet operations in Guangzhou’s Nansha district has been designated as a key development for the city this year.
An airport dedicated to corporate jet operations in Guangzhou’s Nansha district has been designated as a key development for the city this year. Planning for the RMB6 billion airport is expected to be completed and preliminary work to launch within this year.
Southern China hub for corporate jets
Currently, corporate jets operating in Guangzhou have to use Baiyun Airport. A new dedicated airport for the smaller planes will free resources at Baiyun Airport to service regular commercial flights. At the same time there it will be the first specialized corporate jet airport with a full service chain and facilities in the entire south China region encompassing Hong Kong and Macau.
The Nansha Business Airport has long been part of the Greater Nansha New District city plan that aims to market the Nansha free trade zone brand and propel the district to a leading position in China by attracting high-level corporate business from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.
Completion dates to be confimed
Nansha Business Airport’s preliminary survey, which includes a construction needs analysis, feasibility study, site selection proposal, flight traffic schedule study, will be completed in the first half of the year and included in the general provincial aviation infrastructure plan.
Facility requirements and demands for a corporate jet base are comparatively low as its scale is not very large compared to a general commercial airport. Nansha Business Airport will build one 2,200x45 meter runway to handle 30,000 takeoffs and landings per year and the total budget, including construction, land acquisition, relocation and supporting city works, is RMB6 billion.
The timing for the construction of Nansha Business Airport has been set for 2015-2016 in a memorandum on the acceleration of city infrastructure construction. As the airport is similar in development scale to a secondary airport, it will generally take 2-3 years to complete.(Translation by David)