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Old April 6th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #21
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The Chinese make airports into artworks
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Old May 30th, 2013, 10:05 AM   #22
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Hefei Xinqiao International Airport Opens

Hefei Xinqiao International Airport Opens

Xinqiao Airport in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, started its business with the arrival of a China Eastern Airlines (CEA) A320 aircraft in the small hours of Thursday.

At 0:05 am, the MU5172 from Beijing, China's capital, landed amid the thunderous roar of jet engines. More than 140 passengers got off board, some being pretty excited to witness the historic moment of the airport.

"What a big surprise," Kay Smith from New York, the U.S.exclaimed in delight, when she was told she was the first passenger to arrive at the new airport.

"The tropical fish is very wonderful and the staff are lovely." Kay spoke highly of the airport in the shape of a tropical fish. Compared with the one in her hometown, Xinqiao is neater and cleaner, she said.

The woman, who was visiting Hefei, together with her doctor husband, for a medical conference, was given a free roundtrip ticket by the CEA as a gift.


Passengers gesture as they arrive at Hefei Xinqiao International Airport in Hefei, capital of China's Anhui province, on May 30. They were the first passengers to arrive at the airport on the opening day.

Hefei Xinqiao International Airport was completed in late 2012, at a cost of 4.36 billion yuan ($715 million), according to local authorities.

Starting today, it will replace the Luogang Airport, which has served the city for 36 years, as its main airport.


Pei Bo, captain of MU5172, is interviewed after landing an A320 aircraft at Hefei Xinqiao International Airport in Hefei, capital of China's Anhui province, on May 30. The airport started its business with the arrival of the plane from Chinese capital Beijing at 0:05 am.

"Well, I've visited almost all the Chinese airports, and this one is by no means inferior," Pei Bo, captain of the aircraft, who flied more than 13,000 hours during his career, said in a media interview following the landing.

Xinqiao is expected to handle 11 million passengers and 150,000 tons of cargo annually by 2020, according to official documents.

http://english.anhuinews.com/system/...05692818.shtml
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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #23
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Old May 31st, 2013, 12:21 AM   #24
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Hopefully Metro Line 8 will get passengers closer to the city faster. It would nice if there was a local high speed line from airport to downtown using CRH6's......or CRH500's
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Old June 4th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #25
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Old June 4th, 2013, 12:05 PM   #26
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Old June 4th, 2013, 12:06 PM   #27
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Old June 4th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #28
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Old June 4th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #29
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Wow! That's an amazing airport!
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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:35 AM   #30
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Pretty quite on the opening day. Maybe it is too big for the this city.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 09:21 AM   #31
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I don't think it's too big. This is only phase I. Hefei is a city of 7 million people and its airport pax grows for 18%+ in recent years.

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Rank ..... City - Airport (IATA) ........ Passenger ...... Change
1 ......... Beijing - Capital (PEK) ......... 81,929,352 ...... +4.1%
2 ......... Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN) ... 48,309,410 ...... +7.3%
3 ......... Shanghai - Pudong (PVG) ..... 44,880,164 ...... +8.3%
4 ......... Shanghai - Hongqiao (SHA) .. 33,828,726 ...... +2.2%
5 ......... Chengdu - Shuangliu (CTU) .. 31,595,130 ...... +8.7%
6 ......... Shenzhen - Bao,an (SZX) ..... 29,569,725 ...... +4.7%
7 ......... Kunming - Changshui (KMG) . 23,979,259 ...... +7.7%
8 ......... Xi,an - Xianyang (XIY) ......... 23,420,654 ...... +10.7%
9 ......... Chongqing - Jiangbei (CKG) .. 22,057,003 ...... +15.8%
10 ....... Hangzhou - Xiaoshan (HGH) . 19,115,320 ....... +9,2%
11 ....... Xiamen - Gaoqi (XMN) ......... 17,354,076 ....... +10.1%
12 ....... Changsha - Huanghua (CSX) . 14,749,701 ...... +7.8%
13 ....... Nanjing - Lukou (NKG) ......... 14,001,476 ...... +7.1%
14 ....... Wuhan - Tianhe (WUH) ........ 13,980,527 ...... +12.2%
15 ....... Ürümqi - Diwopu (URC) ........ 13,347,188 ...... +20.5%
16 ....... Dalian - Zhoushuizi (DLC) .... 13,337,184 ....... +11.0%
17 ....... Qingdao - Liuting (TAO) ....... 12,601,152 ...... +7.6%
18 ....... Zhengzhou - Xinzheng (CGO) 11,673,612 ....... +15.0%
19 ....... Sanya - Phoenix (SYX) ......... 11,343,387 ....... +9.5%
20 ....... Shenyang - Taoxian (SHE) .... 11,011,800 ....... +7.6%
21 ....... Haikou - Meilan (HAK) ......... 10,696,585 ....... +5.2%
22 ....... Harbin - Taiping (HRB) ......... 9,143,823 ........ +16.6%
23 ....... Guiyang - Longdongbao (KWE) ... 8,746,034 ... +19.2%
24 ....... Tianjin - Binhai (TSN) .......... 8,139,988 ......... +7.8%
25 ....... Fuzhou - Changle (FOC) ....... 7,851,966 ......... +9.1%
26 ....... Jinan - Yaoqiang (TNA) ........ 7,664,111 ......... -2.7%
27 ....... Nanning - Wuyu (NNG) ....... 7,032,312 .......... +8.8%
28 ....... Taiyuan - Wusu (TYN) ......... 6,813,265 ......... +16.0%
29 ....... Nanchang - Changbei (KHN) . 6,018,223 ......... +12.5%
30 ....... Changchun - Longjia (CGQ) .. 5,819,581 ......... +17.1%
31 ....... Guilin - Liangjiang (KWL) ..... 5,687,449 ......... +3.6%
32 ....... Wenzhou - Yongqiang (WNZ) ... 5,637,303 ...... +0.7%
33 ....... Hohhot - Baita (HET) ........... 5,435,237 ......... +25.5%
34 ....... Ningbo - Lishe (NGB) ........... 5,266,738 ......... +5.0%
35 ....... Hefei - Luogang (HFE) .......... 5,194,178 ........ +18.1%
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Old June 5th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #32
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Old June 11th, 2013, 03:07 PM   #33
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Coincidentally, I might be using that airport later this year... but I'm afraid I don't understand any Chinese (written or spoken).
Does anyone know if it is easy to get around if you know English (when I was in Seoul, many people did not speak English, but I could always quickly find my way)

What is a bit worrying is that the official website of the airport has no English version: www.hfairport.com
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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #34
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Judging from the signs, English signage seems to be present. It doesn't seem to be that big of an airport anyway; I'm sure you'll find your way around.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #35
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Coincidentally, I might be using that airport later this year... but I'm afraid I don't understand any Chinese (written or spoken).
Does anyone know if it is easy to get around if you know English (when I was in Seoul, many people did not speak English, but I could always quickly find my way)

What is a bit worrying is that the official website of the airport has no English version: www.hfairport.com
Well the airport is not a major international airport yet. I would expect to see English in some of the bigger airports like Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou. They see more international travelers so they have to cater to everyone one who is from aboard. The only international destinations I see on Wikipedia is Seoul, Bangkok ( charter), and Taipei. It like the US. Some French traveler wont see everything in French when traveling through St. Louis or Las Vegas. So you will just have to see how your trip goes. Hope you can post some pictures of the airport.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #36
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Dude, its an airport. I personally don't think you can get 'lost' in an airport unless you are inexperienced at traveling.

This must rival Beijing Cap T3
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