New airport in Inner Mongolia operational
( 2003-12-14 11:36) (Xinhua)
A new airport has been put into use in Wuhai City, in the Inner Mongolia
Autonomous Region, north China, making this remote place more accessible to
The airport, which cost 145 million yuan (about 17.46 million US dollars) to
build, is part of the government's efforts to speed up the development in the
poverty-stricken areas in the western part of the country.
Hainan Airlines operates flights between Wuhai and Beijing on Mondays,
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. All the flights will go via this regional
Wuhai is a small city in a coal-mining area.