Gonggar Airport in Tibet opens 10 new booths, cargo station
An aircraft slides into a booth at Terminal 3 of Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, May 9, 2021 (Photo / China News Service)
(ECNS) – With Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8817 slipping into stand 16 on Sunday, 10 newly constructed booths at Terminal 3 of Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, were officially put into service.
The 10 Class C stands are available for the Airbus A319 and Boeing 737, with a total of 13 placed on the west side of the airport.
New supports will further improve the capacity and operational efficiency of Gonggar Airport during peak hours, thereby laying a solid foundation for the next stage of operations at Terminal T3, according to the Tibet Autonomous Regional Administration of the Administration of China Civil Aviation (CAAC).
A new air cargo station will open on Monday, the administration said.
The cargo station of over 30,000 square meters is an auxiliary project of the reconstructed terminal of Lhasa Gonggar airport.
Compared to temporary freight stations, the new one offers an increased number of four-way freight channels and bulk freight channels.
The new station, designed to meet the freight and mail throughput of 80,000 tons by 2025, will effectively improve both freight capacity and quality of service while greatly promoting the development of the air freight market in Tibet, concluded the administration.
A new air cargo station has been built at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo / Chinese Press Service)