Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

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Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
GuilinAirport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Guilin, Guangxi, China
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
Map
KWL is located in China
KWL
KWL
Location of the airport in China
Runways
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
Traditional Chinese 桂林兩江國際機場
Simplified Chinese 桂林两江国际机场

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (IATA: KWLICAO: 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]

History

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]

Airlines and destinations

A China Southern Airlines 737-800 boarding
Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Chang'an Xi'an
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shanghai–Pudong, Xi'an
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Batik Air Charter:Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta[4]
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xinzhou, Zhengzhou
Cambodia Angkor Air Charter: Siem Reap
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Haikou, Zhengzhou
China Eastern Airlines Changzhou, Fuzhou, Hefei, Kunming,[5] Lanzhou, Nanchang,[6] Nanjing, Ningbo, Ordos[7], Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Wenzhou, Wuxi, Xi'an, Xining, Yichang[7]
China Eastern Airlines Seoul–Incheon
China Express Airlines Baise, Beihai, Chongqing
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Kunming, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Taipei–Taoyuan,Osaka–Kansai,
Seasonal: Muan
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Far Eastern Air Transport Kaohsiung
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou
Garuda Indonesia Charter: Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta[8]
Grand China Air Beijing–Capital
Hainan Airlines Hangzhou, Sanya, Xi'an, Xuzhou
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Korean Air Charter: Jeju
Lucky Air Fuzhou, Kunming, Xiamen
New Gen Airways Bangkok–Don Mueang
Okay Airways Tianjin
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xiamen, Yantai, Zhengzhou
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Shanghai Airlines Busan
Shenzhen Airlines Hefei, Nanjing, Nantong, Shenyang, Wuxi
Sichuan Airlines Harbin, Sanya, Taiyuan, Yinchuan
Spring Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang
Tianjin Airlines Guiyang, Haikou, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Zhengzhou
West Air Chongqing
XiamenAir Chongqing, Fuzhou, Xiamen

References

  1. ^ a b c http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/guangxi/guilin/airport.htm
  2. ^ 2013年民航机场吞吐量排名 (in Chinese). Civil Aviation Administration of China. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  3. ^ a b c d http://www.airport-gl.com.cn/aboutus/aboutus_a.htm
  4. ^ "Batik Air opens new charter flight from Jakarta to Guilin". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  5. ^ 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!
  6. ^ 东航7月10日起新增南昌-桂林航线
  7. ^ a b 宜昌机场开通多条国内暑期航线
  8. ^ . routesonline http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272068/garuda-indonesia-plans-guilin-charters-from-june-2017/. Retrieved March 30, 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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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