Nanjing Lukou International Airport

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Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Nánjīng Lùkǒu Guójì Jīchǎng
Airport interior
Airport type Public
Serves Nanjing, Jiangsu
Location Lukou, Jiangning District
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 15 m / 49 ft
Coordinates 31°44′32″N 118°51′43″E / 31.74222°N 118.86194°E / 31.74222; 118.86194Coordinates: 31°44′32″N 118°51′43″E / 31.74222°N 118.86194°E / 31.74222; 118.86194
NKG is located in Jiangsu
Location of airport in Jiangsu
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,600 11,811 Concrete
07/25 3,600 11,811 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 15,011,792
Cargo 255,788.6 Ton
Num. of Flights 134,913
Source: "2013年华东机场生产数据排序" (in Mandarin). CAAC East China Regional Administration. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Traditional Chinese 南京祿口國際機場
Simplified Chinese 南京禄口国际机场

Nanjing Lukou International Airport (IATA: NKGICAO: ZSNJ) is the main airport serving Nanjing (capital of China's Jiangsu province), and a major airport serving the Yangtze River Delta area. It is located in the suburban Jiangning District, over 35 km south of the city center, connected to Nanjing and neighboring towns by expressways. A railway Ninggao Intercity Line is being built to link the airport with Nanjing South Railway Station.[1] Lukou Airport was opened on 28 June 1997, replacing Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport as the main airport serving Nanjing. Dajiaochang Airport is still used as a military air base.[2]

Nanjing is the hub for China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu Company, and a focus city of Shenzhen Airlines. China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines also operate a considerate number of flights here. Nanjing is the main base for China Postal Airlines with pure cargo service to all major cities in China, handling express mail and cargo transportation for China Post. In 2013, Nanjing airport handled 15,011,792 passengers and 255,788.6 tonnes of freight.[3]


The airport now has one terminal (floor space 132,000 square meter, 16 boarding bridges), one runway (3600-meter long, 60-meter wide, 4E rating), one taxiway (3600-meter long, 45-meter wide), a cargo center (ca. 34,000 square meter), and an apron (447,000 square meter).

Currently under construction is the phase 2 expansion, which includes:[4]

  • A second terminal (263,000 square meter floor space, 35 boarding bridges, annual capacity 18 million passengers).
  • A new 4F-rating runway and a parallel taxiway.
  • 20 aircraft parking positions.
  • A transportation center, which seats a train station, a coach station, a Pullman Hotel,[5] and shopping and dining facilities.
  • An 11,000 square meter new carpark.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Dalian, Shenzhen
Air Macau Macau
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Lijiang, Sanya, Xi'an
Chengdu Airlines Changsha, Chengdu, Sanya
China Eastern Airlines Baotou, Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chifeng, Dalian, Datong, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Harbin, Hohhot, Jieyang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Liuzhou, Nanchang, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tongliao, Urumqi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Yinchuan, Yuncheng, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai, Zunyi
China Eastern Airlines Da Nang, Hong Kong, Jeju, Kaohsiung, Osaka-Kansai, Seoul-Incheon, Sydney, Taichung, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita
China Southern Airlines Changchun, Changsha, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Jieyang, Nanchang, Nanning, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Xiamen, Yinchuan
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
City Airways Bangkok-Don Mueang
Dragonair Hong Kong
Hainan Airlines Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Sanya, Shenzhen, Xi'an
Hebei Airlines Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Shijiazhuang, Xiamen
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Korean Air Busan
Kunming Airlines Guiyang, Kunming, Qingdao
Lucky Air Changsha, Guiyang, Kunming, Lijiang, Wuhan
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Mandarin Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan
Nok Air Charter: Bangkok-Don Mueang[6]
Okay Airways Changsha, Shenyang
Scoot Singapore[7]
Shandong Airlines Fuzhou, Kunming, Qingdao, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Yantai
Shanghai Airlines Guangzhou
Shenzhen Airlines Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Lanzhou, Nanning, Quanzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Xi'an, Xining, Yantai
Sichuan Airlines Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Harbin, Kunming, Lijiang, Mianyang, Sanya, Zhangjiajie
Spring Airlines Shenyang
Tianjin Airlines Haikou, Jieyang, Ordos, Xiamen
Tibet Airlines Guiyang, Lhasa, Xining
Tigerair Philippines Kalibo
Uni Air Taichung, Taipei-Taoyuan
Vietnam Airlines Da Nang
West Air (China) Chongqing
Xiamen Airlines Changchun, Changsha, Dalian, Fuzhou, Harbin, Quanzhou, Shenyang, Xiamen


Airlines Destinations
China Airlines Cargo Taipei-Taoyuan, Zhengzhou
Air China Cargo Changchun, Chengdu
China Postal Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Qingdao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Weifang, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an
Singapore Airlines Cargo Anchorage, Los Angeles, Singapore, Xiamen

Ground Transportation[edit]

Airport Shuttle[8][edit]

City to Airport[edit]

Airport to City[edit]

  • Line 1: 30 min after the first landing, to the last landing of the day (stops: Yuhua Square, Qinhong Bridge, Xihuamen, Nanjing Railway Station), max. interval 30 min.
  • Line 2: 9:30–22:30 (stops: Cuipingshan Hotel, Nanjing South Railway Station, Zhonghuamen Subway Station), max. interval 30 min.


The airport is accessed by Konggang Road, which connects to the Airport Expressway. The Airport Expressway is part of S55 Ningxuan (Nanjing-Xuancheng) Expressway.


The first phase of Ninggao Intercity Rail Line, also called Line 6 of Nanjing Metro, links the airport to Nanjing South Railway Station. Test operation of the line has been slated for May 2014, and formal operation should start mid 2014, in conjunction with the opening of Terminal 2. Operation time is scheduled to be 6AM to 12AM at 5-min intervals in the early period. It takes approx. 20 min from the airport to Nanjing South Railway Station, where transferring to high-speed trains and other subway lines and buses are convenient.[9]


Taxi is easily accessible outside the arrivals hall. Fare between the airport and city area ranges between ¥80 to ¥120.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 南京开建地铁机场线 第一次地铁将抵达机场. 中国江苏网,2011-12-28
  2. ^ "大校场机场" [Dajiaochang Airport]. Nanjing City Chronicles (in Chinese). Nanjing City Government. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "2013年华东机场生产数据排序" (in Mandarin). Civil Aviation Administration of China East China Regional Administration. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "南京禄口国际机场二期扩建" (in Mandarin). 江苏省统计局. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "南京禄口机场二期主体工程完成近80%". 26 November 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Amnatcharoenrit, Bamrung (2 October 2012). "AirAsia flies out of Don Mueang without a hitch". The Nation (Bangkok). Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ "南京禄口国际机场机场大巴" (in Mandarin). Nanjing Lukou International Airport. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "机场线"宝石绿"列车今日高架段试跑". 金陵晚报. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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