New international airport to be put into operation on July 4Video
On June 10, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene became acquainted with the new Chinggis Khaan International Airport as well as the progress of the Bogdkhan Railway Bypass Line project.
“Despite the order that was issued to put the Chinggis Khaan International Airport into operation starting from July 1, 2021, we are currently carrying out works to open the airport on July 4. There will be no flights conducted at Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport from July 4,” introduced Deputy Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia (MCAA) N.Myagmarsuren.
According to officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia (MCAA), an operative team has been established with 38 members at the new airport so far. Prior to the opening, the aircraft at Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport will conduct test flights to the new airport.
They then introduced that it is currently being planned to conduct a flight in route Ulaanbaatar - Tokyo - Ulaanbaatar at 11.40 am on the opening day of the airport. Preparations are also underway to receive a charter flight in route Frankfurt - Ulaanbaatar on the same day.
Regarding the matter of receiving foreign nationals during the National Naadam Festival, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene said, “Firstly, Mongolia will receive citizens that have been fully vaccinated. If necessary, it should also be made possible to be involved in vaccinations and be put in mandatory isolation in the country,” noting that issues such as moving the operations of Buyant-Ukhaa airport and stabilizing flight operations needs to be discussed at a Cabinet meeting.
He then continued on to say, “A free economic zone should be established in Khushig Valley, with transport and logistics centers located at this place. Furthermore, the Bogdkhan Railway Bypass Line project needs to be launched before July 4. To establish its route, it is crucial to cooperate with the private sector.”