According to the Hebei Transportation Department, Hebei is going to establish another 25 new airports to meet the increasing demand for air transportation in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei regions. Increasing demand for short-distance transportation, emergency rescue, business aviation, aviation training and tourism, has led to this decision, Hebei Daily reported on August 8.
At present, Hebei has a total of five airports in operation which includes Ruancheng, Huanghua, Qianan and Baoding. The province plans to build three general airport groups covering Beijing, the Bohai coast area and the southern area of Hebei province by 2020.
Gao Jinhao, director of Hebei Transportation Department, says that the planned Sanhe Airport will be used to tackle the problem that business flights can delay the operations of civilian flights.