Changchun Longjia International Airport

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Changchun Longjia
International Airport

长春龙嘉国际机场
Chángchūn Lóngjiā Guójì Jīcháng
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IATA: CGQICAO: ZYCC

CGQ is located in Jilin
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Location in Jilin province
Summary
Airport type Civil
Operator Civil Government
Serves Changchun and Jilin City
Location near the town of Longjia, Erdao District, Changchun[1]
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 215 m / 705 ft
Coordinates 43°59′46″N 125°41′07″E / 43.99611°N 125.68528°E / 43.99611; 125.68528
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 6,733,076
Changchun Longjia International Airport
Traditional Chinese 長春龍嘉國際機場
Simplified Chinese 长春龙嘉国际机场

Changchun Longjia International Airport (IATA: CGQICAO: ZYCC) is an airport in Jilin Province, China, for which it is an aviation hub in China's Civil Airport System. The airport is 31.2 kilometres (19.4 mi) north-east of provincial capital Changchun and 76 km (47 mi) north-west of Jilin City: responsibility for the operation of the airport is shared by both cities.[2] Changchun Airport is a regional hub for China Southern Airlines.

History[edit]

Longjia International Airport was approved for construction in 1998. Construction started on 29 May 2003, and the airport began its operations on 27 August 2005. The name of the airport (龙嘉), and the town which it is located near, literally means "Fortunate Dragon". The name was given and written on the airport terminal building by the then Premier Zhu Rongji. The airport was intended to replace the operations of Changchun Dafangshen Airport, which was built in 1941 by the Japanese as the capital airport of Manchukuo and was closed for military use after Changchun Longjia commenced operations, and commercial flights to and from Jilin Airport were transferred to Changchun Longjia from 3 October 2005. It is the only complete civil airport that serves the entirety of Jilin province. According to original designs in 1998, the airport is estimated to serve only 2 million passengers, but the Municipal Government rejected this design, believing it would soon be insufficient for the city's needs, which later turned out to be a wise decision. However due to this delay, the redesign of the airport did not start until July 2001.

The airport was later expanded in 2009, the construction added two more gates with air bridges to the international section of the terminal, and enlarged the apron to the airport. The construction was finished in May,2011. The airport is now able to accommodate long-distance wide-body jets such as the Boeing 747. The terminal, which was expanded to its present size in 2009, encompasses 73,300 m2 (789,000 sq ft). of space. It was predicted that by 2015, the airport will be able to handle 6.5 million passengers per year. As in the year 2013, Changchun Airport received a passenger flow of 6.7 million, surpassing its original capacities, also making it the 30th busiest airport in Mainland China in terms of passenger services.

The airport serves most major cities in China and East Asia, with scheduled international flights to Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Taipei and so on. It is the one of the major international gateways in North-eastern China.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled passenger flights[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Yantai, Yinchuan Domestic
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon International
Beijing Capital Airlines Fuzhou, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Xi'an Domestic
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Tianjin Domestic
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan International
China Eastern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai-Pudong, Wuhan, Xi'an Domestic
China Eastern Airlines Charter : Jeju International
China Southern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changbaishan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Jinan, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Yanji, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai Domestic
China Southern Airlines Jeju, Kaohsiung, Nagoya-Centrair, Seoul-Incheon, Taichung, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita International
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Jinan, Sanya Domestic
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Pudong Domestic
Kunming Airlines Changzhou, Kunming Domestic
Mandarin Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan International
Shandong Airlines Haikou, Jinan, Qingdao, Weihai, Xiamen, Yantai Domestic
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Pudong Domestic
Shenzhen Airlines Chongqing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Nanjing, Nanning, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yantai, Zhengzhou Domestic
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Sanya, Tianjin, Zhengzhou Domestic
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong Domestic
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin Domestic
Xiamen Airlines Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Xiamen Domestic

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
China Postal Airlines Jinan, Nanjing, Shenyang

Public transportation[edit]

Changchun Longjia is serviced by the Changchun West Railway Station (IATA: VWB), a railway station of the Changchun–Jilin Intercity Railway located at the basement of the terminal. The airport is also serviced by coaches, which ferry passengers to and from Quan'an Square (also known as Nanguan Urban Terminal), Renmin Square, and Weixing Square in Changchun, and Jiangcheng Square in Jilin. Coach services to Changchun are available every day, from the first takeoff to the last arrival.

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