Dandong Langtou Airport

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Dandong Langtou Airport
丹东浪头机场
Dāndōng Làngtou Jīchǎng

IATA: DDGICAO: ZYDD

DDG is located in Liaoning
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Location of the airport in Liaoning province
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Administration of China
Serves Dandong
Location Dandong, Liaoning, China
Elevation AMSL 9.1 m / 30 ft
Website Dandong Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,600 8,530 Concrete

Dandong Langtou Airport (Chinese: 丹东浪头机场) is an airport serving the city of Dandong, Liaoning, China (IATA: DDGICAO: ZYDD).

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital
China Southern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen
Shanghai Airlines Qingdao, Shanghai-Hongqiao

History[edit]

Korean War[edit]

Antung Airfield was a major base for People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and Korean People's Air Force (KPAF) fighters during the Korean War used in the defense of the supply lines across the Yalu River to the North Korean city of Sinuiju and for engaging attacking USAF aircraft in the area that became known as MiG Alley.[1]

In November 1950 reconnaissance photos showed that the previous two gravel runways had been replaced by a 6,000 feet (1,800 m) concrete runway with hard-surfaced taxiways.[2] By March 1951, the PLAAF had at least 75 MiG-15s based at Antung.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Futrell, Frank (1983). The United States Air Force in Korea, 1950-1953. Air Force History & Museums Program. pp. 222–3. ISBN 9780912799711. 
  2. ^ Futrell, p.245
  3. ^ Futrell, p.296