Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport

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Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport
阿拉善左旗巴彦浩特机场
IATA: AXFICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Inner Mongolia Civil Airports Group Co.
Serves Bayanhot, Alxa Left Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
Opened 17 December 2013
Coordinates 38°49′24″N 105°37′51″E / 38.82333°N 105.63083°E / 38.82333; 105.63083Coordinates: 38°49′24″N 105°37′51″E / 38.82333°N 105.63083°E / 38.82333; 105.63083
Map
AXF is located in Inner Mongolia
AXF
AXF
Location of airport in Inner Mongolia
Source: Flightstats[1]

Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport (Chinese: 阿拉善左旗巴彦浩特机场) (IATA: AXF) is a regional airport serving Bayanhot, the main urban center of Alxa Left Banner in Inner Mongolia, China.[2][3]

Overview[edit]

Bayanhot Airport is one of the three airports of Alxa League in western Inner Mongolia, the other two being Alxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport and Ejin Banner Taolai Airport. The three airports form a commuter airport network that connects the three banners of Alxa League, which covers a vast area (272,000 square kilometres (105,000 sq mi)) of the Gobi Desert.[2]

Construction for the airports started in August 2012, with a total investment of 389.5 million yuan, and all three airports opened on 17 December 2013.[2] All three airports are classified 3C, suitable for 50-seat aircraft such as the Xian MA60. Bayanhot is the biggest among the three, and it is projected to handle 250,000 passengers annually by 2020, compared with 80,000 for Taolai and 45,000 for Badanjilin.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Joy Air Ejin Banner, Xi'an
Okay Airways Alxa Right Banner, Ejin Banner, Hohhot, Lanzhou, Tianjin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flightstats.com
  2. ^ a b c d 中国首个通勤航空试点项目通航 (in Chinese). Xinhua. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  3. ^ 额济纳旗桃来机场正式通航 (in Chinese). Ejin Banner. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2014-01-27.