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Part of Beijing Airport Roof Takes Flight

Architects behind Beijing Airport’s flagship Terminal 3 have defended its design following severe wind damage to the building’s roof, and claimed that sub-standard materials are to blame. China Real Time Report sees...

Beijing’s Second Airport Due October 2017

A new airport serving Beijing should be completed by October 2017, according to China Daily: The new airport, which is likely to be approved within the year, will probably have eight runways for civilian use and a ninth for...

China: Too Many Planes, Too Many Airports

Air traffic over the Pearl River Delta has been described as a “mess”, with congestion causing frequent delays and detours. On the ground, meanwhile, airports are multiplying uncontrollably in spite of growing...

Fears for environment as China plans 48 new airports – Jonathan Watts

From Guardian Unlimited (link): China plans to build 48 new airports over the next five years in an aviation spending splurge that will delight architects and plane makers but heighten concerns among environmentalists. With the economy booming, hundreds of millions more journeys are being made by air every year, prompting a rush to buy planes […]

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