Airport opens in famed liquor town in southwest China



An airport named after China's national liquor, Moutai, opened in southwest China's Guizhou Province, said the Moutai Group Tuesday.

Moutai Airport is located in Moutai Township in Renhuai City. Planes link the airport to cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Xi'an and Haikou.

Construction of the airport cost 2.4 billion yuan (360 million U.S. dollar) and lasted five years.

Air routes will be expanded to a total of 18 cities in the near future, the group said.

In 2016, Moutai saw its output reach around 60,000 tonnes, with sales revenues surpassing 38.8 billion yuan and net profits reaching 16.7 billion yuan, up 18.99 percent and 7.84 percent, respectively, year on year.