Photo of the Day Chengdu Tianfu International Airport takes shape By TTG Asia / Posted on 19 August, 2020 17:32 Come 2021, the new international airport in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu is expected to start operations. The Chengdu Tianfu International Airport will make Chengdu the third city in China to boast two international airports, after Beijing and Shanghai. It is expected to be completed by the end of this year, and come into operation in 1H2021. Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is slated for completion in the first half of next year Besides serving as an international aviation hub, the airport will also take on the role of creating an aviation economic zone in the newly-launched Chengdu Eastern New Area, according to a report by National Business Daily. In line with Chengdu’s efforts to boost the new economy sector, Convergence of Scenes – Chengdu Eastern New Area Meets the Future, one of the events affiliated to 2020 Chengdu New Economy Double Thousand Project, will be held on August 20 at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport. The event will introduce 100 new scenes and 100 new products of the new economy sector. Chengdu Eastern New Area, officially licensed this May, is a significant part of Chengdu’s blueprint for development, and new economy constitutes one of the new area’s focuses. According to the development plan, by 2025, Chengdu Eastern New Area will take an initial shape and the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport’s function as an international aviation hub will gradually stand out. By 2035, it will become a core fulcrum of the international aviation hubs. At that time, the new economy sector is expected to take a lead in driving the development of Chengdu Eastern New Area.