December 19 is a memorable day to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. After more than two years of construction, Terminal 2 of Zhengzhou Airport receives the first batch of airline companies, Shandong Airlines and Dragonair.
The phase II extension project of Zhengzhou Airport is the core project in the Development Planning of Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (2013-2015) approved by the State Council on March 7, 2013 as well as the project with the largest investment amount in monomer of Henan Province since the founding of the People's Republic of China, with total investment of about RMB 19.1 billion Yuan. Foundation for this phase of project was laid on December 29, 2012 and the construction commenced on September 29, 2013. Its designed goal is to meet annual passenger throughput of 30 million person-times and goods throughput of 300,000 tons.
It is reported that project phase II of the Airport will be a comprehensive transport hub integrating a variety of modes of transport including air, inter-city railway, subway, road, etc. and will realize zero transfer between the various kinds of modes of transport. Terminal 2 has a complex structure, with inter-city railway, Zhengzhou metro line 2, the east-west road connecting the east and west working area, the luggage channel and other underground engineering passing under the building. During the period when the first batch of flights transferred are put into operation, the northeast and northwest pier will be opened, the former for domestic flights and the latter for international and regional flights.
After the second phase is built and brought into use, Zhengzhou Airport will really have Train - Air - Truck coordinated transport conditions and realize "zero-transfer" of passenger transport and "seamless connection" of freight transport and will become China's second modern comprehensive transportation hub integrating inter-city railway, high-speed railway, highway and many other modes of transport following Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Zhengzhou Airport will take into full play its unique location and resource advantages, improve its position and function in the national air transport system vigorously and accelerate the pace of constructing "two hubs", international air cargo hub and national large aviation hub, to develop the location and comprehensive transportation advantages of the Province, drive industrial transformation and upgrade and promote the rapid development of society and economy of the Province.
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