"Airport in the clouds" has begun taking flights in the south-west of China

Created on 28.08.2019 16:41

In Chongqing, located in the south-west of China, a high-altitude airport was opened, according to Xinhua News Agency. The new terminal is located at an altitude of 1170 meters above sea level, and you can often see a heavy overcast in the highlands. For such an unusual location of "Ushany", city residents have dubbed it "Cloudy Air Gate" or "Airport in the Clouds".

The first aircraft, landing at the airport, was the China Express Airlines. Aircraft’s landing marked the official opening of the air harbor.

The new airport’s terminal occupies 3.5 thousand square meters, the runway has a length of 2.6 thousand meters. Construction, which has begun in 2015, more than $ 230 million was spent. The authorities hope, the opening of a new terminal will help to develop a tourism and improve transport links in the region.