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Courier SF Holding readies China's first cargo airport

$3bn transport hub to connect freight to the rest of the world

GUANGZHOU -- China's largest package deliverer SF Holding will soon operate the nation's first cargo airport to serve as a hub for overseas operations.

Huahu Airport, located in the inland city of Ezhou, is rapidly undergoing construction and is expected to open for business at the end of the year. SF Holding and the surrounding Hubei Province are jointly developing the airport, with the company contributing 18 billion yuan ($2.7 billion), or about 60% of the total costs.

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