Ejin Banner Taolai Airport

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Ejin Banner Taolai Airport
额济纳旗桃来机场
IATA: EJNICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Inner Mongolia Civil Airports Group Co.
Serves Ejin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
Opened 17 December 2013
Coordinates 42°0′56″N 101°0′2″E / 42.01556°N 101.00056°E / 42.01556; 101.00056Coordinates: 42°0′56″N 101°0′2″E / 42.01556°N 101.00056°E / 42.01556; 101.00056
Map
EJN is located in Inner Mongolia
EJN
EJN
Location of airport in Inner Mongolia
Source: Flightstats[1]

Ejin Banner Taolai Airport (Chinese: 额济纳旗桃来机场) (IATA: EJN) is a regional airport serving Ejin Banner in Inner Mongolia, China.[2][3]

Overview[edit]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Joy Air Alxa Left Banner, Xi'an
Okay Airways Alxa Left Banner, Alxa Right 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.