Plans for New Gateway Airport Scrapped

Plans for New Gateway Airport Scrapped

A senior engineer with France's Aroports de Paris Ingnierie briefs journalists on a feasibility find out about for a new airport at the govt complex in Sejong, South Chungcheong Province on Tuesday.

The government on Tuesday scrapped plans for a sprawling new gateway airport in southeastern Korea. Officials made up our minds that it should existmore affordable to amplify Gimhae Global Airport instead. The recent airport was once to had been built either on Gadeok Island close to the port town of Busan or in the inland the town of Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province.

France's Aroports de Paris Ingnierie had been carrying out a feasibility examine and concluded that the maximum cost-effective option would be expanding Gimhae airport. A central authorityreliableacknowledged Gimhae getsevery other runway and a new terminal. The makeover will start in 2021 and be finishedby way of 2026.

A view of Gimhae Foreign Airport /Yonhap

ADP Ingnierie said in its feasibility file that it reviewed 35 places in southeastern Korea and Gimhae turned intothe most efficient option. It estimated the price of expanding Gimhae at W4.17 trillion, whilst other destinations would payment between W4.5 and W10.2 trillion (US$1=W1,154). ADP Ingnierie predicted that an expanded Gimhae airport may justdeal with 28 million international and 12 million domestic fliers a year.