China’s first cargo airport opened.

China’s first major express and cargo airport Ezhou Huahu Airport has officially opened.

Located in the city of Exhou, the site is centrally located for air cargo.

Planners hope to handle 2.5 million tons of cargo by 2025, rising to 3.3 million tons by 2030.

Ezhou Huahu Airport took 8 years to build and cost 30.842 billion Yuan.  The airport will be home to Chinese express carrier SF Airlines.

Huahu Province and SF Airlines have jointly signed for the development of the airport, which can also land passenger planes.

The airport will have two runways of 3,500 meters each. The handling warehouse is 23,000 square meters, and there is a cargo transit center of 70,000 square meters.

Chinese developers therefore also compare Ezhou Huahu transshipment center with those of the transshipment centers of Leipzig airport, Louisville, and Memphis airport.

With this airport, SF Airlines hopes to become the Chinese answer to German DHL and American UPS and FedEx.