Construction of a second airport for Xiamen on the southeastern coast of China has been approved, but with no date for entry into service announced. To be built in stages, the facility will have an initial designed capacity of 45 million passengers a year, the Xiamen City Development and Reform Commission said. By 2030 there will be two closely spaced parallel runways, each 3.8 km (12,500 ft.) long. Discussions for another airport at Xiamen began over a decade ago.  Serious planning ...

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