In Brief – Dongguan Airport
The Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission recently released ‘the development of integrated transport system – thirteen five plan’, focusing on creating “5 + 4” backbone airports.
The document reveals that a number of General Airports will be built in Dongguan, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shantou, Meizhou, and Shenzhen Nantou heliport will be relocated.
General Aviation Airport is the type of civilian airports that do not serve scheduled passenger service, but usually undertakes private aircraft and small aircraft charter operations such as flight training, aerial performances, aerial photography, aerial mapping, agriculture aviation and forestry spraying.
In the document, the government discloses that the Dongguan General Aviation Airport system will have Qiaotou airport as the main, and be supplemented by Shuixiang airport. Expected completion date: by 2030.
Although the construction timetable has not been specified in the General Regulations, the plan is expected to be implemented by 2030 since it is included in the long-tern planning of the General Regulations.
We recommend you hold off investing in private jet for a while…
In Brief – Cabin Restrictions
As reported across many media outlets today (22nd March 2017) there are some important security notices – and we don’t want you to be caught out!
“Electronic devices larger than a cell phone/smart phone will not be allowed to be carried onboard the aircraft in carry-on luggage or other accessible property.”
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identifies the following examples:
- Portable DVD players
- Electronic game units larger than a smartphone
- Travel printers/scanners
It will affect you if you are flying from the following airports to the U.S.A.
- Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan
- Cairo International Airport, Egypt
- Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
- King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Kuwait International Airport
- Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco
- Hamad International, Doha, Qatar
- Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
- Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates
The U.K. have much more specific requirements:
“nothing bigger than 16cm (6.3ins) long, 9.3cm (3.6ins) wide or 1.5cm (0.6ins) deep will be allowed into the cabin – which means mobiles like the larger iPhone Plus will still be allowed.”
U.K. flights affected involved transfers or direct flights from the below countries:
- Saudi Arabia
(The UK ban has only six countries on the list, and does not include the world’s busiest airport Dubai International.)
For fuller UK Travel Restrictions please see Hand Luggage Restrictions on the UK government website.
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