Thu, 04 Mar 2021

© Provided by Xinhua | Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2021 shows the terminal of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. (Xinhua/Xu Bingjie)

CHENGDU, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in southwest China's Sichuan Province completed a test with the landing of several passenger planes on Friday, a key step toward opening for operations.

The airport will be the largest airport in southwestern China and the second international airport in the provincial capital Chengdu.

It is located some 50 km from downtown Chengdu and is set to open in 2021. It boasts a 1.26 million-square-meter terminal and can meet an annual passenger throughput of 90 million, according to the Sichuan Airport Group Co., Ltd.

The opening of the second airport will help Chengdu become an integrated international transport hub linking China with Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.

© Provided by Xinhua | Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2021 shows flights taking part in the flight-test ceremony at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. (Photo by Zhang Yong/Xinhua)

© Provided by Xinhua | An ARJ21 airliner from the Chengdu airlines taking part in the flight-test ceremony passes the water gate at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 22, 2021. (Photo by Zhang Yong/Xinhua)

© Provided by Xinhua | Ground staff give directions to flights at the control tower of the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 22, 2021. (Photo by Zhang Yong/Xinhua)

© Provided by Xinhua | A B777-300ER airliner from the China Eastern airlines taking part in the flight-test ceremony lands at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

© Provided by Xinhua | Combination photo taken on Jan. 22, 2021 shows airliners of six airline companies passing the water gate during the flight-test ceremony held at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

© Provided by Xinhua | An A380 airliner from the China Southern Airlines taking part in the flight-test ceremony heads for the terminal building at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

© Provided by Xinhua | A B737-800 airliner from the Lucky Air airlines taking part in the flight-test ceremony passes the water gate at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

© Provided by Xinhua | An A330 airliner from the Sichuan Airlines taking part in the flight-test ceremony lands at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

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