An aerial view of Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport. [Photo provided to]

The Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport, the first 4F International Airport in the province of Shandong, officially opened on air traffic on Thursday.

The new airport aims to be a world-class and nation-class air center in the northeast of Asia and cement the role of Qingdao as a gateway to Japan and South Korea, according to its operator , Qingdao Airport Group.

Ranking 4F is internationally the highest level for an airport, giving the new Qingdao airport the same rank as Beijing Capital International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Large civil aviation aircraft, including Jumbo Airbus 380 and Boeing 747, can take off and land at the new airport.

The airport can be able to handle an annual passenger performance of 35 million, a load. Performance of 500,000 metric tons and 300,000 aircraft and landing accessories at 2025.

Located in the Jiaozhou de Qingdao area, the new airport is about 60 kilometers from the city center, 30 km away of the Old. However, the new airport is expected to expand your service to neighboring cities within the province.

Construction of the new airport began in June 2015 and the first phase covers 16.25 square kilometers, with an investment of 36.04 billion yuan. ($ 5.56 billion).

At the same time, the Liuting airport of the city finished its 39 years of service on Wednesday, which means that the airport infrastructure of the city moved to the new airport during the night.

Yangtze River Delta region and the Guangdong-Hong Kong area -Macao Greater Bay.

International and Regional, the airport can reach some 50 main cities in the world, including 17 in Japan and South Korea.

What's more, the new airport is designed to provide a good travel experience and more comfort for passengers. The airport will serve as a comprehensive transportation center, which offers transfers without problems to public transport, such as high-speed rail, roads, metro and city bus.

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