Alxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport

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Alxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport
阿拉善右旗巴丹吉林机场
IATA: RHTICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Inner Mongolia Civil Airports Group Co.
Serves Badanjilin, Alxa Right Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
Opened 17 December 2013
Coordinates 39°12′48″N 101°38′39″E / 39.21333°N 101.64417°E / 39.21333; 101.64417Coordinates: 39°12′48″N 101°38′39″E / 39.21333°N 101.64417°E / 39.21333; 101.64417
Map
RHT is located in Inner Mongolia
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Location of airport in Inner Mongolia
Source: Flightstats[1]

Alxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport (Chinese: 阿拉善右旗巴丹吉林机场) (IATA: RHT) is a regional airport serving the town of Badanjilin, the seat of Alxa Left Banner in Inner Mongolia, China.[2][3]

Overview[edit]

Badanjilin Airport is one of the three airports of Alxa League in western Inner Mongolia, the other two being Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot 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. Badajilin is the smallest among the three, and it is projected to handle 45,000 passengers annually by 2020, compared with 250,000 for Bayanhot and 80,000 for Taolai.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Okay Airways Alxa Left Banner, Dunhuang, Ejin Banner, Jiayuguan

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.