Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region plans to construct eight new airports to form a modern airport network system by the end of 2025.
Xinjiang Airport Group announced its plan on Tuesday to build airports in Qitai, Bayanbulak, Barkol, Bugur( Luntai), Wusu, Hoboksar, Pishan and Qiemo from 2023 to 2025.
The region has 25 civil airports now, and six of them were built during the past five years, making the region rank first place in number of civil airports in China.
Last year, the Zhaosu Tianma Airport in Ili Kazakh autonomous prefecture, Alaer Tarim Airport in Alaer and Taxkorgan Khunjerab in Taxkorgan Tajik autonomous county were completed and put into operation.
In 2023, Xinjiang Airport Group will work with local governments to accelerate the progress of the preliminary work of new airport construction projects for Wusu, Hoboksar and Pishan.
It will also push forward the construction of the Qitai and Bayanbulak airport projects and strive to start the construction of the Bugur airport project this year.
By now, 61 percent of the total construction volume of Qitai airport and 64 percent of Bayanbulak airport has been completed, and the overall planning and preliminary design of Barkol airport have been approved, according to Xinjiang Airport Group.