Terminal of Chengdu's new int'l airport completes main structure construction

Laborers work at the construction site of the Terminal 2 of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Jianyang, about 50 kilometers from downtown Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 27, 2019. The main structure of Terminal 2 of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport was capped on Wednesday. Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is expected to put into operation in 2021. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

CHENGDU, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The terminal of a new international airport in the city of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, completed the main structure construction Wednesday.

The Chengdu Tianfu International Airport, one of the country's largest civil airport projects, is slated to be basically completed by the end of 2020 and officially put into operation in the first half of 2021.

Chengdu is expected to become the third city in China with two international airports.

Covering a building area of 330,000 square meters, Terminal 2 of the airport has five floors above ground and two underground.

The first phase of the airport construction is designed to meet the target of handling an annual 40 million passengers and 700,000 tonnes of cargo in 2025.