Japan's transport ministry has approved the start of reclamation work for a new domestic airport in Kobe. Work is to begin this month and the airport is expected to be opened in 2005. It is to be built on 270Ha (667 acres) of reclaimed land, with a single 2,500m (8,200ft)-long runway capable of handling 20,000 flight movements annually. The project cost is estimated at more than ´300 billion ($2.5 billion).

Source: Airline Business