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Hohhot Shengle International Airport
|Serves||Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China|
|Location||Qiaoshiying, Horinger County|
Hohhot Shengle International Airport (Chinese: 呼和浩特盛乐国际机场; pinyin: Hūhéhàotè Shènglè guójì jīchǎng) is an airport being built to serve Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north China. Once completed it will replace the existing Baita International Airport as the city's main airport. It is located in Qiaoshiying Township, Horinger County, south of the city center.
Hohhot is currently served by Baita International Airport. With the rapid expansion of the city, the airport is now surrounded by urban area. It has no more room to expand to accommodate growing traffic, while the presence of the airport in the middle of the city has severely restricted urban development.
In April 2012, the city of Hohhot launched the project to build a new airport to replace Baita Airport. It chose a site in Qiaoshiying Township, Horinger County, south of the city center, and named it Hohhot Shengle International Airport. The name refers to Shengle, capital of the Kingdom of Dai in the 4th century CE. In September 2013, an office overseeing the construction of the airport was established in Horinger and began acquiring land and relocating residents. The Civil Aviation Administration of China evaluated the site starting in December 2013 and gave its approval in 2015. On 15 January 2019, the airport was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission.
Facilities and construction
Shengle Airport will have two parallel runways with a distance of 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) between them, connected by taxiways. The southern runway will be 3,800 metres (12,500 ft) long and 60 metres (200 ft) wide (class 4F), and the northern runway will be 3,400 metres (11,200 ft) long and 45 metres (148 ft) wide (class 4E). It will have a 260,000-square-metre (2,800,000 sq ft) terminal building, parking aprons for 125 aircraft, a 50,000-square-metre (540,000 sq ft) transit hub, and a 95,000-square-metre (1,020,000 sq ft) parking garage. The airport is projected to serve 28 million passengers per year by 2030, as well as 320,000 tons of cargo. The total construction budget is CN¥22.37 billion.