Zhengzhou International Airport in China accepted several all-cargo flights last week, marking the start of trial operations for a new terminal that more than doubles the airport’s cargo capacity.
The project is part of a major expansion of passenger and cargo facilities that will leave the airport with five runways and three cargo zones by 2035. The Chinese government is investing $712 million for 1.7 billion square feet of cargo infrastructure, including 754 million square feet for the North Cargo Terminal.
Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan province in China’s central plains northwest of Shanghai. The airport has increasingly grown in importance for supporting air logistics as the area opens to more manufacturing and trade activity.
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