Hengyang Bajialing Airport

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Hengyang Bajialing Airport
衡阳八甲岭机场
Héngyáng Bājiǎlǐng Jīchǎng
IATA: HNYICAO: ZGHY
Summary
Airport type Military/Public (defunct)
Serves Hengyang, Hunan, China
Coordinates 26°54′19″N 112°37′40″E / 26.90528°N 112.62778°E / 26.90528; 112.62778Coordinates: 26°54′19″N 112°37′40″E / 26.90528°N 112.62778°E / 26.90528; 112.62778
Map
HNY is located in Hunan
HNY
HNY
Location of airport in Hunan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
1,575 5,167
Source: [1]
Hengyang Bajialing Airport
Traditional Chinese 衡陽八甲嶺機場
Simplified Chinese 衡阳八甲岭机场

Hengyang Bajialing Airport (IATA: HNYICAO: ZGHY) is a former military and civil airport in the city of Hengyang in Hunan Province, China. It is located in Zhuhui District east of the Xiang River. The airport has not served commercial flights since 1995 and the new Hengyang Nanyue Airport is being constructed to serve as Hengyang's main airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airport was built in September 1929. During World War II it was the largest airport in southern China under Allied control, and in 1944 was a major battleground of Defense of Hengyang, a fierce battle fought between the Imperial Japanese Army and China's National Revolutionary Army.[2]

After the war, Hengyang Airport briefly served civil flights in 1955. It was expanded in 1986 and served commercial flights again between 1988 and 1995, but all flights ceased in November 1995.[2]

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