Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport

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Ürümqi Diwopu
International Airport

ئۈرۈمچى دىئوپا خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى
乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场

Wūlǔmùqí Dìwōpù Guójì Jīcháng
Urumqi airport.jpg
IATA: URCICAO: ZWWW
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Xinjiang Airport Group Co. Ltd.
Serves Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
Location Diwopu
Hub for China Southern Airlines
Elevation AMSL 648 m / 2,126 ft
Coordinates 43°54′26″N 87°28′27″E / 43.90722°N 87.47417°E / 43.90722; 87.47417Coordinates: 43°54′26″N 87°28′27″E / 43.90722°N 87.47417°E / 43.90722; 87.47417
Website www.xjairport.com
Map
URC is located in Xinjiang
URC
URC
Location of airport in Xinjiang
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,600 11,811 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 11,078,597
Source: List of the busiest airports in China

Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (simplified Chinese: 乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场; traditional Chinese: 烏魯木齊地窩堡國際機場; Uyghur: ئۈرۈمچى دىئوپا خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى‎) (IATA: URCICAO: ZWWW) is an airport serving Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. The airport is located in Diwopu township of Xinshi district, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of downtown Ürümqi. A hub for China Southern Airlines and as a focus city for Hainan Airlines, the airport handled 9,148,329 passengers in 2010, making it the 18th busiest airport in China by passenger traffic.[citation needed]

Ürümqi Airport

History[edit]

Ürümqi Airport was opened to foreign passengers in 1973,[citation needed] and has been the emergency landing ground for airlines to Europe and west Asia.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers an area of 4.84 million sq. metres. Its newly built runway is 3600 m (11,811 ft) in length. The airport can allow the landing of large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The 110,000 sq. metre apron can accommodate over 30 aircraft.[citation needed]

Terminal 3[edit]

Construction of Terminal 3 to the west of the older terminal building began in April 2007 at a cost of 2.8 billion yuan (350 million U.S. dollars). It increased Diwopu's ability to handle more than three times its current (2007) 5.13 million passengers annually to 16.35 million passengers and also be able to handle 275,000 tons of cargo and 155,000 aircraft a year. Terminal 3 also added an additional 21 jet bridges and nearly 106,000 square meters of new terminal space.[1] The terminal opened in 2009.

Usage[edit]

In 2002, 1,673,400 passengers and 35,000 tons of goods passed through Ürümqi Airport.[citation needed]

Summer 2005 saw Diwopu get a boost when the airport started receiving major foreign airlines; of them Korean Air was the first to start service from Seoul seasonally in June; two months later, Pakistan International Airlines began operations from Islamabad flying year round.

Airlines and destinations[2][edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Astana Almaty, Astana
Air Bishkek Bishkek
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hotan, Kashgar, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yuncheng
Air Kyrgyzstan Osh[3]
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing-Capital, Dunhuang, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Kashgar, Mianyang
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan[4]
China Eastern Airlines Jiayuguan, Jinan, Kunming, Kashgar, Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yinchuan
China Southern Airlines Aksu, Altay, Baotou, Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hami, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Hotan, Jieyang, Jinan, Karamay, Kashgar, Korla, Kunming, Kuqa, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tacheng, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Yinchuan, Yining, Yiwu, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Seasonal: Kanas, Nalati
China Southern Airlines Almaty, Ashgabat, Astana, Baku, Bishkek, Dubai-International (begins 29 September 2014),[5] Dushanbe, Islamabad, Istanbul-Atatürk, Khujand, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Osh, Seoul-Incheon, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Charter: Medina
Hainan Airlines Aksu, Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Kashgar, Korla, Lanzhou, Sanya, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
Korean Air Charter: Seoul-Incheon
Kyrgyzstan Air Company Bishkek, Osh
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao
Lucky Air Kunming, Lanzhou, Xining
Okay Airways Changsha, Xi'an
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
SCAT Shymkent
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Qingdao, Taiyuan, Yinchuan
Shanghai Airlines Hotan, Shanghai-Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Nanjing, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kanas, Kashgar, Kunming, Sanya, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou
Somon Air Dushanbe [6]
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Xi'an
Tajik Air Dushanbe
Tianjin Airlines Aksu, Altay, Dunhuang, Hami, Hotan, Kashgar, Karamay, Korla, Kuqa, Ordos, Sanya, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou
West Air (China) Chongqing, Lanzhou, Zhengzhou
Xiamen Airlines Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanchang, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhengzhou

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Silk Way Airlines Baku[7]

Other facilities[edit]

When the airline existed, China Xinjiang Airlines had its headquarters on the airport property.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ english@peopledaily.com.cn. "People's Daily Online – Urumqi airport expansion to triple passenger capacity". english.peopledaily.com.cn. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Flight schedule
  3. ^ "Air Kyrgyzstan открывает рейс Ош – Урумчи – Ош". Авиакомпания Кыргызстан. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Asian airlines to open new routes to China in June – ANN". asianewsnet.net. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Somon Air flight schedule
  7. ^ Silk schedule
  8. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 1–7 April 1998. 57. "Diwopu International Airport, Urumqi, 830016, Xinjiang, China."

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