Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

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Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Airport, Terminal JP7562176.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator XXIA
Serves Xi'an
Location Weicheng District, Xianyang, Shaanxi
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 479 m / 1,572 ft
Coordinates 34°26′16.1″N 108°45′23.6″E / 34.437806°N 108.756556°E / 34.437806; 108.756556Coordinates: 34°26′16.1″N 108°45′23.6″E / 34.437806°N 108.756556°E / 34.437806; 108.756556
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
XIY is located in China
XIY
XIY
Location of airport in China
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R 3,000 9,843 Concrete
05R/23L 3,800 12,467 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 36,994,506
Cargo 233,779.0 Ton
Aircraft movements 291,027
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Simplified Chinese 西安咸阳国际机场

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA: XIYICAO: ZLXY) is the main airport serving Xi'an, capital of China's Shaanxi Province, as well as the whole Guanzhong area. Covering an area of 5 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi), it is the largest airport in Northwest China, and the second largest airport in Northern China. The airport was the hub for China Northwest Airlines until the company was merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2002. Xi'an Airport is also the hub for Joy Air and a focus city for Hainan Airlines.

In 2015, the airport handled 32,970,215 passengers, making it the busiest airport in northwest China and the 8th busiest nationwide. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was also the nation's 14th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 7th busiest airport by traffic movements.

Location

The airport is located within the administrative area of Xianyang city, which gives the airport its name. It is 41 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Xi'an city centre, and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of the centre of Xianyang.[1]

History

Before Xianyang Airport was built, Xi'an was served by Xi'an Xiguan Airport. In 1984, the State Council of China and the Central Military Commission proposed to build a large civil airport on the site of Xianyang's airfield. Phase 1 of the airport commenced construction on August 1987, and was finished and opened on 1 September 1991. Xi'an Xiguan Airport was closed at the same time.[1] Phase 2 started in August 2000, and was finished on 16 September 2003. Another 7.592-billion-yuan project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Terminal 3 and second runway

Terminal 3 and the second runway were opened on 3 May 2012,[2] increasing the airport's capacity to more than 33 million passengers a year. The new terminal alone can handle 22 million passengers a year, twice as many as the other two terminals combined. Airlines that moved into the new terminal are China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Shanghai Airlines. The second runway is 3,800 meters long and is large enough to handle the Airbus A380.

Airlines and destinations

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Terminal 2
Interior view of Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Terminal 2
Terminal 3 drop-off zone
Terminal 3 Airport departure hall
Airlines Destinations
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Charter: Busan
Air Chang'an Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Zhuhai
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chongqing, Dalian, Guilin, Hangzhou, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Yinchuan
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Beijing Capital Airlines Changchun, Chongqing, Dalian, Enshi, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Huangshan, Jinan, Lijiang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Xiamen, Yichun, Zhangjiajie
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Qingdao
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Chongqing, Dalian, Daocheng, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Golmud, Golog, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hanzhong, Harbin, Hefei, Hengyang, Hohhot, Hong Kong, Huatugou, Jiayuguan, Jinan, Jinggangshan, Jiuzhaigou, Karamay, Kashgar, Krabi, Korla, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lianyungang, Lijiang, Luliang, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Naha, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Ningbo, Ordos, Prague, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shigatse[3], Taipei–Taoyuan, Tongliao, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xichang, Xilinhot, Xining, Xishuangbanna, Yan'an, Yancheng, Yantai, Yinchuan, Yulin, Yushu, Zhangjiajie, Zhanjiang, Zhangye,[4] Zhongwei[5], Zhuhai,[6]
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Jiayuguan, Ordos, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
China Express Airlines Chongqing, Guiyang, Nanning, Tianshui
China Southern Airlines Baotou, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Daqing, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Jinan, Korla, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xining, Yinchuan, Yining, Yulin, Zhuhai
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou
Garuda Indonesia Seasonal charter: Denpasar/Bali
GX Airlines Bijie, Nanning
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Lanzhou, Melbourne, Nanchang, Nanjing, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Narita, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhai, Xiamen, Xining, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Zhuhai
Hebei Airlines Guilin, Guiyang, Mianyang, Shijiazhuang
Jiangxi Air Nanchang, Ürümqi
Jin Air Charter: Jeju
Joy Air Alxa Left Banner, Baotou, Ejin Banner, Guyuan, Hefei, Tianshui, Wuhan, Xiangyang, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou
Juneyao Airlines Guyuan, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Xining, Yinchuan, Zhongwei
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Kunming Airlines Kunming
Lion Air Charter: Denpasar, Kota Kinabalu[7]
Loong Air Hangzhou, Nanjing, Nha Trang[8]
Lucky Air Baotou, Kunming, Lijiang, Mianyang
Maldivian Bangkok, Malé
Okay Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Cebu,[9] Changsha, Hangzhou, Nanning, Phuket,[10] Tianjin, Urumqi, Denpasar/Bali
NokScoot Bangkok–Don Mueang[11]
Royal Brunei Airlines Charter: Bandar Seri Begawan[12]
Ruili Airlines Kunming
SCAT Airlines Almaty[13]
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Guiyang, Hefei, Jinan, Qingdao, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Xining, Yantai
Shenzhen Airlines Beijing–Capital, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Jingdezhen, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Sanya, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xining, Yangzhou, Yinchuan
Sichuan Airlines Beihai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dongying, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jinan, Jiuzhaigou, Kunming, Lhasa, Lijiang, Linyi, Sanya, Urumqi, Xiahe, Xiamen, Xining, Yibin, Yining, Yulin, Zhongwei
Spring Airlines Hangzhou, Osaka–Kansai, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Urumqi
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Lion Air Phuket[14]
Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang[15]
Tianjin Airlines Auckland (begins 29 December 2017),[16] Baotou, Changsha, Datong, Dunhuang, Fuyang, Guiyang, Haikou, Hami, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Huaihua, Jieyang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Luzhou, Nanchong, Nanning, Ordos, Osaka–Kansai, Qingyang, Qinhuangdao, Sanya, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Yulin
Tibet Airlines Kathmandu,[17] Ko Samui,[17] Lhasa, Qingdao, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta
Uni Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Urumqi Air Urumqi
Vietnam Airlines Seasonal charter: Da Nang
West Air Chongqing
XiamenAir Changsha, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wanzhou, Xiamen, Xining, Yichang, Yinchuan

Ground transportation

8 Airport Bus routes connect the airport well with the Xi'an and Xianyang city.

There are also long-distance bus connect the airport with Baoji, Yangling, Lintong, Hancheng, Hanzhong, Weinan, Tongchuan, Yan'an, Qingyang, Pingliang.

A rail link between Xi'an North Railway Station and the airport is under construction and is expected to open in 2018.

Accidents and incidents

Figures along the Airport Express highway leading to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
  • On 6 June 1994, China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 broke up in mid-air and crashed near Xi'an, en route to Guangzhou from Xi'an. A maintenance error was responsible. All 160 people on board died.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "陕西年鉴1992" [Shaanxi Yearbook 1992]. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Xian Airport opens new terminal building with strong focus on retail growth". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ 东航开通上海日喀则航线 助力西藏联通世界
  4. ^ 东航西安17/18冬春航班换季啦!看看都有啥变化?
  5. ^ 8月22日起,东航开通西安—中卫、库尔勒、克拉玛依航线(内有开航福利哦)
  6. ^ 珠海机场月底进入冬春航季 新增6个航点
  7. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268442/lion-air-adds-xian-scheduled-charters-from-aug-2016/
  8. ^ "Loong Airlines adds Xi'An – Cam Ranh route from Nov 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Mactan airport opens door to new international flights". Retrieved 19 Oct 2017. 
  10. ^ "Okay Airways expands Phuket service in March 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  11. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275598/nokscoot-adds-xian-service-from-nov-2017/
  12. ^ http://borneobulletin.com.bn/royal-brunei-airlines-introduces-direct-charter-flights-xian-2/
  13. ^ "SCAT запускает рейс в китайский Сиань". Tengrinews. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  14. ^ NEW ROUTE! to China : Fly directly from Phuket to Xi'an
  15. ^ "Thai Lion Air adds new scheduled charter service to China from late-Sep 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Tianjin Airlines files Xi'An – Auckland preliminary schedule from Dec 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Tibet Airlines adds international routes from Xi'An from late-Aug 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 

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