Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

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Guilin Liangjiang
International Airport

Airport type Public
Serves Guilin, Guangxi
Location Liangjiang, Lingui District, Guilin
Hub for Air Guilin
Elevation AMSL 174 m / 571 ft
Coordinates 25°13′05″N 110°02′21″E / 25.21806°N 110.03917°E / 25.21806; 110.03917Coordinates: 25°13′05″N 110°02′21″E / 25.21806°N 110.03917°E / 25.21806; 110.03917
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
KWL is located in Guangxi
KWL is located in China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 6,630,251
Aircraft movements 57,387
Cargo 26,413.9
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Simplified Chinese 桂林两江国际机场
Traditional Chinese 桂林兩江國際機場

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (IATA: KWL, ICAO: ZGKL) is the airport serving the city of Guilin in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. It is located in Liangjiang, about 28 km (17 mi) southwest of the city center.[1]

In 2014, Guilin Liangjiang International Airport was the 33rd busiest airport in China with 5,875,327 passengers.[2] Around 4 million passengers transit through Liangjiang Airport annually, traveling to one of the 48 domestic and international destinations served nonstop from Guilin.[1][3]


In September 1991, the State Council of China and the Central Military Commission approved a 1.85 billion yuan project to build a new airport to replace Guilin Qifengling Airport as Guilin's civil airport. Construction began in July 1993, and Liangjiang Airport was opened on 1 October 1996.[3]

Liangjiang Airport now features a 3,200 meter-long runway, a 150,000 square meter large parking apron, 20 gate positions, and a 50,000 square meter large terminal building.[1][3] The airport has also invested 20 million yuan into improving Liangjiang International's aesthetics and making the airport more environmentally-friendly. The airport has received several awards for their efforts.[3]

Starting from 30 September 2018, all flights from Terminal 1 have been moved to Terminal 2. Terminal 2 has a floor area of 100,000 square meters, 22 security lanes which 17 for domestic and 5 for International and 25 boarding gate, the designed capacity to handle 12 million passengers and 95,000 tons of cargo a year. The construction of Terminal 2 started in December 2015 and it was opened on September 30, 2018, at a total cost of 3.258 billion yuan. Following the opening of the new Terminal 2, Terminal 1 was closed temporarily for renovation. A new apron and taxi lanes have been built and opened along with the new terminal.[4]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yuncheng
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Dalian, Zhengzhou
Air Guilin Baotou, Dalian, Datong, Hefei, Hohhot, Huangshan, Jieyang, Jinan, Lanzhou, Linfen, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Xiangyang, Xuzhou, Yangzhou, Zhengzhou
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Batik Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta[5]
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Linyi, Nanjing, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Xiamen
Cambodia Angkor Air Charter: Siem Reap
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
China Eastern Airlines Anqing,[6] Hefei, Kunming,[7] Nanjing, Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Xining
China Express Airlines Baise, Chongqing, Hechi
China Southern Airlines Beihai, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Nanning, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Xi'an
China Southern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Taipei–Taoyuan
Seasonal: Muan
Donghai Airlines Nantong, Kunming
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou, Haikou, Harbin, Luoyang, Quanzhou, Zunyi-Xinzhou
Grand China Air Beijing–Capital
GX Airlines Baise, Haikou, Xinzhou
Hainan Airlines Dalian, Haikou, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, Ordos, Sanya, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou
Hebei Airlines Sanya, Shijiazhuang
Juneyao Airlines Harbin, Nanjing, Shanghai–Pudong
Korean Air Charter: Jeju
Loong Air Hangzhou, Lijiang, Ningbo
New Gen Airways Bangkok–Don Mueang
Okay Airways Nanjing, Tianjin
Qingdao Airlines Haikou, Qingdao, Wenzhou, Yantai
Shandong Airlines Chengdu, Fuzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Lanzhou, Mianyang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xi'an, Yantai, Zhengzhou
Shanghai Airlines Changchun, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Harbin, Longyan, Nanchang, Sanya, Taiyuan, Yinchuan
SilkAir Singapore
Spring Airlines Jieyang, Shanghai–Pudong, Shijiazhuang
Suparna Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Tianjin Airlines Jieyang, Xi'an
West Air Seasonal: Zhengzhou[8]
XiamenAir Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Lijiang, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ 2013年民航机场吞吐量排名 (in Chinese). Civil Aviation Administration of China. 24 March 2013. Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d
  4. ^ 桂林机场T2启用 满足年1200万旅客吞吐量需求
  5. ^ "Batik Air opens new charter flight from Jakarta to Guilin". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  6. ^ 又到一年春夏时 | 你一定不能错过的航班信息
  7. ^ 新航线 • 漓江山水美如画 | 7月1日起,东航新开【昆明-桂林】往返航线!
  8. ^ "Seasonal new flights bring you to more wonderful destinations".

External links

  • Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
  • List of countries under 72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy in Guilin
  • Visa-free requirements
  • Photos of the airport's inauguration
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