Chinese workers have moved mountains to build a new airport, quite literally.
Workers in Chongqing have flattened the top of a mountain 1,800 metres (5,900 feet) above the sea level in order to construct the 1.64 billion yuan (£191.4 million) Wushan Airport.
The impressive facility is due to open next year.
Sky-high ambition: Chinese workers are building an airport at 5,900 feet above the sea level after flattening the top of a mountain in Wushan, south-west China’s Chongqing municipality
Wushan Airport is located on the top of Taohua Mountain 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) outside Wushan Town in eastern Chongqing, a municipality in China.
The domestic airport will have one runway measuring 2,600 metres (8,530 feet) long and 45 metres (147 feet) wide.
The airport will also have an apron that could accommodate five planes.
Because the region is so mountainous, construction workers had to use dynamite to blow up the mountain top in order to create space for the airport.
The project started six years ago and the airport is expected to complete by the end of June, according to Wushan government.
Impressive: Workers used dynamite to blow up the mountain top to create space for the airport
Blueprint: The airport will have one runway, one terminal and one apron for five aircraft
Footage taken in May shows determined workers building the airport as they operated cranes on the site and erecting the terminal, which occupies 3,500 square metres (37,673 square feet).
Liao Haobo, the deputy director of the Wushan Airport project, told cqnews that on the busiest days the construction site would have more than 2,000 builders and 800 machines working at the same time.
Wushan Airport is built to help divert air traffic from the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, the main air hub of the city of Chongqing that handled 39.66 million passengers in 2017.
Building frameworks are expected to complete by the end of June, according to local reports
Wushan Airport is located on the top of Taohua Mountain 15 kilometres outside Wushan Town
By 2020, Wushan Airport is expected to handle 280,000 passengers, 1,200 tonnes of freight as well as 3,333 landings and takeoffs annually.
It is set to open in the first half of 2019, offering flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing and other major cities in China.
It is also expected to boost local tourism because it is situated close to the famous Goddess Peak and Three Gorges Dam.