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Old December 10th, 2013, 01:25 PM   #441
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Old December 12th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #442
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Kunming is building the south ring expressway around the city. It is estimated that the expressway will be put into service on June 30 next year. By then the traffic of freight vans will be reduced on the expressway to relieve the traffic pressure of the urban areas.

The southeast ring road that connects some counties and county-level cities will also be in construction by the end of this year. It will be an outer ring of the city if it is jointed with the existing southwest ring road.

Once the south ring expressway is opened to traffic, citizens in the south urban areas may drive to the airport in about 20 minutes. The distance between the south urban areas and the airport is around 30 kilometers. Citizens can drive through Heweicun Overpass Bridge(河尾村立交), Zhuangjiatang Overpass Bridge(庄家塘立交), Kejiyuan Overpass Bridge(科技园立交), east ring expressway(东绕城) and Liangmiansi Overpass Bridge(两面寺立交).

The south ring expressway, totaling in 24 kilometers, is under the construction now. Besides, Zhuangjiatang Overpass Bridge connects south ring expressway, Guangfu Road, and east Huanhu Road. (Editors:Lynn, Cathy)

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Old December 12th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #443
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It seems they have choosen the wrong place.

And some airports have equipment to land in fog.

So they should have thought about it.
Fog is not an issue for taking off or landing an airplane, they are equipped to perform in 0 visibility conditions. The problem is with ground operations, you can't run an airport in dense fog because of driving hazard of ground vehicles.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #444
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Fog is not an issue for taking off or landing an airplane, they are equipped to perform in 0 visibility conditions. The problem is with ground operations, you can't run an airport in dense fog because of driving hazard of ground vehicles.
Modern airplanes are indeed equipped.And indeed if the ground operations don't match that,it doesn't work.But they could have choosen an area where the chance of fog is lower and from locals I know that area is more fog sensitive.

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Old December 16th, 2013, 08:20 AM   #445
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Snow

It's sad but it seems that only sunny weather can make this airport work.

http://english.cri.cn/6909/2013/12/16/189s803532.htm

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/102774/8486133.html
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Old December 16th, 2013, 11:17 AM   #446
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It's sad but it seems that only sunny weather can make this airport work.

http://english.cri.cn/6909/2013/12/16/189s803532.htm

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/102774/8486133.html
Fortunately we are not called the Spring City for nothing.

The sooner the HSR links are up and running the better.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #447
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Fortunately we are not called the Spring City for nothing.

The sooner the HSR links are up and running the better.
Let's hope so.

After the fog,the snow misery http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2...t_17177577.htm
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Old December 17th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #448
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Let's hope so.

After the fog,the snow misery http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2...t_17177577.htm
It snowed in the morning but by the time went out at midday it has stopped and by 3pm most of it had melted.

It hadn't snowed for years that's why it made the news, always does around the first real snow fall for more than five years.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #449
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Jesus,not again!!!!

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Old January 9th, 2014, 06:36 AM   #450
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The fog delays over 70 flights on the morning of Jan 9 at Kunming Changshui International Airport. The smog cuts road visibility to 150 meters only, which is not qualified for airplane taking off or landing.

A meteorological department estimates that smog may last to 11 o’clock today. The airport offers lunch for passengers and keeps all in order at the terminal.

Luckily, 6 flights leave and one arrives at the airport at 9:35 today. About 348 flights will arrive in Kunming and 344 will depart.

The airport management department recommends passengers who are ready on the move to contact airline companies timely to get more latest flight information.

Fog delays flights on sunny day in KunmingBy : InKunming | Published: 2014-January-9
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Old January 9th, 2014, 05:33 PM   #451
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The fog delays over 70 flights on the morning of Jan 9 at Kunming Changshui International Airport. The smog cuts road visibility to 150 meters only, which is not qualified for airplane taking off or landing.

A meteorological department estimates that smog may last to 11 o’clock today. The airport offers lunch for passengers and keeps all in order at the terminal.

Luckily, 6 flights leave and one arrives at the airport at 9:35 today. About 348 flights will arrive in Kunming and 344 will depart.

The airport management department recommends passengers who are ready on the move to contact airline companies timely to get more latest flight information.

Fog delays flights on sunny day in KunmingBy : InKunming | Published: 2014-January-9
It's not funny at all That proves there is something wrong with the location.My wife will leave on the 10th for Beijing(evening).Hope that things are going well....
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Old January 10th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #452
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It's not funny at all That proves there is something wrong with the location.My wife will leave on the 10th for Beijing(evening).Hope that things are going well....
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 06:16 PM   #453
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Instrument landing system on the way?

To avoid what we have experienced....


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Lin said he was confident the weather issues at Changshui International could be solved by "improving emergency response mechanisms and installing an Instrument Landing System to assist with blind landings." As of January 1, all commercial pilots in China were required to undergo blind landing certification for the first time.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 08:14 PM   #454
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Normally you would expect that a brand new major airport has an ILS right from the beginning, especially if it is located in an area that is prone to fogs.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 10:16 PM   #455
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Normally you would expect that a brand new major airport has an ILS right from the beginning, especially if it is located in an area that is prone to fogs.
Thats sad it's taking this long to get ILS for an airport like KMG. I know airports with 90% percent less traffic than KMG has ILS.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 05:01 AM   #456
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Changshui airport by me. Loved the design, especially the wavy beams

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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:15 PM   #457
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Biman is all set to resume its Dhaka-New York flight on June 4 as part of its effort to make the carrier profitable, said its Managing Director Kevin Steele yesterday.
Biman will lease two aircraft from EgyptAir for five years to resume the flight, subject to approval of the state-run airline's board, he added.
The lease agreement will be signed in five days, he said.
“The first aircraft will arrive in February and the second in March.”
There will be two flights a week on the route, which remained suspended since July 2006 due to financial losses and a serious shortage of aircraft, Steele said.
Tickets for the flight, which will have a stopover in Birmingham, will be available from the first half of February, he said.
Steele spoke to reporters at a monthly press briefing at his office in Dhaka.

The carrier will also start flying to a number of new destinations this summer, including Guangzhou, Kunming and Guwahati, he said.
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Kunming to open straight flight between Kunming and Paris

[InKunming--Kunming] The first direct flight connecting Kunming, the spring city in Southwest China, and Paris, the renowned romantic city in France, is expected to be opened this year. At the same time, Kunming may start 72-hour visa-free stay service in June, Yunnan Airport Group said on April 10.
First Kunming-Paris direct air route to be opened within the year
The long-awaited Kunming-Paris direct air route is expected to be launched in the year, which is also the first intercontinental flight course in Yunnan, as well as the first direct intercontinental flight in Southwest region of China.
A market analysis of potential passengers showed that Kunming has lots of passengers traveling between the city and European countries. Among them, Paris is one of the biggest destinations.
At presents, Shuangliu Airport of Chengdu has opened several intercontinental flight courses flying from Chengdu to cities in Europe, America and Oceania, such as Amsterdam of Netherlands, Frankfurt of Germany, London of England, etc. However, Kunming hasn’t opened such an intercontinental air route until now.
Besides the Kunming-Paris air route that to be opened within the year, Kunming is also trying hard to usher in more intercontinental flight courses. More new routes might to be launched in 2015.
Kunming may launch 72-hour visa-free stay policy in June
So far, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Dalian, and Chongqing have already launched 72-hour visa-free service. Kunming is expected to launch the same service on June 1 this year.
By then, foreigners will be allowed to stroll about Kunming without visas in 72 hours after their arrivals, which may greatly boost local tourism development and boost exchanges with the world. It is predicted that with the policy , more foreign airlines would like to open international air routes in the city.
Changshui International Airport stays competitive
According to data of passenger throughput in 2013, Kunming Changshui International Airport is ranked in the 7th place around the country, 2 rankings behind the place of the Chengdu Shuangliu Airport.
“Changshui airport has positioned itself as a national aviation portal.”said an official of the Yunnan Airport Group. In fact, Changshui Airport has enjoyed exceptional regional advantages, since it also connects China with the Southeast Asian countries. At the same time, Yunnan has boasted its rich tourist resources, which has attracted lots of non-local tourists. To stay competitive, Changshui airport has to fully make use of these advantages.
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