New Ordos general airport starts construction

Updated: 2021-06-10 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print


The groundbreaking ceremony for Ordos' second general airport is held on June 8. [Photo/ordosnews.com]

The groundbreaking ceremony for a second general airport for Ordos city – in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – took place on June 8 at Wulan town in Otog Banner.

The airport is reportedly being built in accordance with A1 general airport standards. 

It will cover a total area of 640 mu (42.7 hectares) and have a 1,200-meter-long, 30m-wide runway. The facility will also feature eight aircraft parking, fueling and maintenance aprons – as well as a terminal building and other infrastructure for communications, water, heating and power. 


Ordos' second general airport breaks ground in Wulan town. [Photo/ordosnews.com]

The total investment of the project is 140 million yuan ($21.9 million).

After its completion, the facility will operate short-distance routes connecting to Ordos Ejin Horoo International Airport.

The airport – with projected annual throughput of about 10,000 passengers – will carry out services such as flight training, tourism, surveying and mapping, low-altitude crop spraying, aerial seeding, forest protection, fire prevention and emergency rescues.

As an important part of the aviation network in southwestern Inner Mongolia, its construction is seen as being of great importance for Ordos to develop its tourism and improve its emergency rescue system.


An artist's impression of Ordos' second general airport, which will be located in Wulan town. [Photo/ordosnews.com]