Guangzhou to build general aviation airport in Conghua
Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, will build an airport cluster system with the Baiyun International Airport as its core and add general aviation airports in districts including Conghua, according to its recently released transportation plan during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25).
As stated in the plan by the municipal transportation bureau, Guangzhou aims to become a global transportation hub and an international logistics center by 2025. By end of the 14th Five-Year Plan period, Guangzhou's air passenger throughput should reach 100 million person times per year, the annual cargo throughput of the Guangzhou port should reach 680 million tons, and the passenger arrival and departure volume of the Guangzhou railway hub should reach 160 million person times.
According to the plan, Guangzhou will build the Pearl River Delta region airport (the new Guangzhou airport) and an airport cluster system centered with the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Efforts will be made to increase general aviation airports in Nansha, Huangpu and Conghua districts, in a bid to enhance Guangzhou's service capacity in general aviation and build a world-class airport cluster in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
During the 14th Five-Year Plan, Guangzhou will upgrade its shipping industry, railway network and logistics capacity to build the city into a top international port, a world-class railway hub connecting Eurasia and the railway center of the GBA, as well as an international logistics center with the highest efficiency, lowest cost and most competitiveness in the world.