The construction of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is officially started on May 27. Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is the largest civil transport hub airport project during the national Plan in 13th Five-Year, which is a major strategic layout to promote the "One Belt One Road", the Yangtze River economic zone strategy and a comprehensive integration into the global economy.
It is learned that, as an international hub connecting Southwest China with Europe, the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport project has planned high-speed rail access to Sichuan, Chengdu subway, and highway, expressway loop, whose radiation will cover the whole Southwest after it is built. It is also learned that the new airport will build hotels, office, catering and bonded area which is a mega-city transportation complex, and meanwhile around the airport a Port Economic Zone will also be built, which truly makes a new engine for a new industry in Chengdu.
"Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is planned to be basically completed by the end of 2019 and put into use at the end of Plan in 13th Five-Year in 2020.", one official from the Provincial Development and Reform Commission said. After the completion of the new airport, it will make Chengdu the third city that has two airports following Beijing and Shanghai.
Reportedly from international experience, New York, Paris, London and other big cities are all successful business model of "one city with two airports". From domestic experience, the construction of "one city with two airports" of Beijing and Shanghai has effectively promoted urban development.
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is located near Lujia town, Jianyang City about 50 kilometers from downtown of Chengdu. Chengdu Tianfu International Airport will become a major international hub airport in the future, which meets the needs of both direct and transit passengers. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport will mainly cover city airways, the province and surrounding direct routes, business jet flight and some international or regional operations.
"The new airport is positioned as a secondary international hub airport, which connects Southwest China with Europe." One concerned person from China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute said that in the near future (by 2025) Chengdu Tianfu International Airport will build three runways and North Terminal area, whose cargo and mail throughput may reach 700,000 tons and the annual passenger throughput of 40 million, of whom 28 million are domestic passengers, 12 million are international passengers. Finally (by 2045) it will complete six runways and South Terminal area, whose cargo and mail throughput may reach 2 million tons, the annual passenger throughput of 90 million, of whom 60 million are domestic passengers and 30 million are international passengers..
"Many airplanes from Europe to Singapore and Hong Kong will pass over Chengdu." One official from Provincial Development and Reform Commission told reporters that in fact geographically, Chengdu is a very good aviation joint.
On the other hand, as a secondary international hub airport, with two airports Chengdu is the opening window in Southwest China. Whether it is "friends from afar" or "world so big for you to see," Chengdu may let you experience the "zero distance transfer."
The new airport is planning to introduce two new big railways, one is Chengdu-Kunming passenger line (high-speed railway, 350km / h) to the south, which connects Chengdu, Zigong, Yibin and into Kunming and Guiyang. "It is considered to be completed with the new airport simultaneously."
In addition, the introduction of Chengdu-Dazhou-Wanzhou railway (high-speed railway, 350 km/h) may connect Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta to the east. It is noteworthy that, the one official from Provincial Development and Reform Commission said that the next step is to introduce Chengdu-Beijing high-speed railway (350 km/h). In addition, Chengdu Metropolitan Loop Line (intercity railway, 250 km/h) will also be incorporated into the main line and through the new airport.
In the meanwhile, it is also planning to introduce two subway lines that may connect the new airport with the city of Chengdu, and each subway line has both local and express lines. Among them, the Line 13 is for the long-term planning and construction, from the Qingyanggong through Longquanyiqu to the new airport. The Line 18 is for the recent planning and construction, from Tianfuxin station through Sanchahu to the new airport, and extending to Ziyang.
It is also planning to build a line network of "one expressway, three freeways and one freight road", which will form the expressway loop and freeway loop. The expressway refers to Tianfu airport expressway, which will be the most rapid and convenient channel linking Chengdu, Tianfu New Area and Tianfu Airport, and the freeways refer to Sanchahu tourism freeways- Zisan Freeway, Jiansan Freeway and Jianren Freeway, which around the new airport terminal area forms a freeway loop; the new airport freight road may realize passenger and freight bypass through linking with the surrounding expressway loop, freeway loop and national and provincial main lines.
"Chengdu Tianfu International Airport will become a new engine for a new industry in Chengdu." The design personnel of the new airport said to Sichuan News Network reporter that the airport economic double-loop policy would be applied. It will build a small airport city around the airport with a radius of 3 kilometers, like a city transported by the train." He believes that the airport itself can also develop into a satellite town.
The radius of 15 kilometers of the outer ring will form a large aviation city in order to achieve positive interaction between the airport and the airport industry. One official from Provincial Development and Reform Commission said that the construction of the new airport will cover the construction of Port Economic Zone, whose overall plan is currently being made and industrial layout is still under study.
Near the terminal, a large area is reserved. "In the future a variety of development will be conducted." The designers will apply development trend of the airport to the new airport. "The new airport is no longer a single traffic building, but a giant urban traffic complex with hotel, office, catering, shopping, entertainment and bonded area."
It is noteworthy that the immigration hall of the new airport has a large area of duty-free shops. International Arrivals Chamber of T1 Terminal has more than 2,000 square meters of duty-free shops. "The duty-free shops are so large that people may go shopping in the country and travel for real fun outside the country."