Airports on Artificial Islands on Mischief, Subi Reefs Operational

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) says in its report less than an hour ago that Chinese government has commissioned a Chinese civilian aircraft to conduct successful calibration tests on the newly built airports on the artificial islands that China has built on Subi and Mischief Reefs

According to Xinhua, the data collected by the flight prove that the two airports are capable of ensuring safe operation of civilian airliners. They will facilitate people’s travel to Nansha (Spratly) Islands and emergency and medical aids and provide alternative landing facilities for airliners passing through the South China Sea.

Source: RTHK “Chinese aircraft successfully conducted calibration tests on the new airports on Mischief and Subi Reefs” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)