Nanning Wuxu International Airport

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Nanning Wuxu
International Airport

Nanzningz Vuzhih Gozci Gihcangz
南宁吴圩国际机场

Nánníng Wúxū Guójì Jīchǎng
Nanning Airport exterior.jpg
Exterior of Nanning Wuxu International Airport
IATA: NNGICAO: ZGNN
NNG is located in China
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Location in China
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Nanning
Elevation AMSL 128 m / 420 ft
Coordinates 22°36′29.76″N 108°10′20.79″E / 22.6082667°N 108.1724417°E / 22.6082667; 108.1724417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 7,032,312
Source: List of the busiest airports in China
Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Simplified Chinese 南宁吴圩机场
Traditional Chinese 南寧吳圩機場

Nanning Wuxu Airport (IATA: NNGICAO: ZGNN) is an airport serving Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Autonomous Region, China. It is located 32 km southwest of the centre of the city. The airport was built in 1962, with improvements made in 1990.[1] With 178,000 m2 of apron, 33,470 m2 of terminal space and six jet bridges, the airport was designed to handle 2.5 million passengers traffic annually. After reaching 1 million passenger traffic in 2002, the number of passengers jumped to 2 million in 2006. In 2011, 6.46 million passengers used this airport.[2]

History during World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airport was known as Nanning Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign (1942–1945). It was used primarily by reconnaissance units, which operated unarmed P-38 Lightning photo-recon aircraft that flew over Japanese-held territory and obtained intelligence used by combat units. Detachments of fighter and bomber squadrons also operated occasionally from the airfield, along with being a supply point for the 2d Combat Cargo Squadron, which air-dropped supplies and munitions to ground forces on the front lines. At the end of the war, the transports also hauled men, horses and mules to the airfield. The Americans closed their facilities at the end of October 1945.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Hangzhou
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur
Air Macau Macau
Beijing Capital Airlines Lanzhou, Sanya
China Eastern Airlines Changsha, Huai'an, Kunming, Lhasa, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Taiyuan, Xi'an
China Eastern Airlines Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Singapore, Vientiane, Yangon
China Express Airlines Chongqing, Wuzhou, Xingyi
China Southern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Haikou, Harbin, Jieyang, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Da Nang, Phuket, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan
Jeju Air Charter : Jeju
Eastar Jet Charter : Jeju
Far Eastern Air Transport Kaohsiung, Taipei-Songshan
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Haikou, Hangzhou
Hainan Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Hebei Airlines Chongqing, Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong
Kunming Airlines Kunming, Lijiang, Xiamen
Lucky Air Fuzhou, Kunming
Okay Airways Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xi'an
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xiamen, Zhuhai
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong
Shenzhen Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Harbin, Jinan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Sanya, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taizhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Shenzhen Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Harbin, Wuhan
Sichuan Airlines Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Singapore
Sky Wings Asia Airlines Charter:Siem Reap
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Tianjin Airlines Changsha, Chongqing, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Jieyang, Jinggangshan, Jinan, Luzhou, Nanchang, Ningbo, Ordos, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Sanya, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Zhengzhou
TransAsia Airways Kaohsiung
Xiamen Airlines Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
China Cargo Airlines Dhaka, Shanghai-Pudong
Hongkong Airlines Chongqing, Hongkong

Ground transportation[edit]

Beside parking facilities and taxis, two airport bus lines connect the airport with the city center: Line No. 1 serving the Chaoyang Road Airline Ticket Office (near Nanning Railway Station) and Line No. 2 serving Wuxiang Square.

Extension[edit]

The new terminal under construction is scheduled to be finished in 2012. Meanwhile, with passenger traffic almost double the designed capacity and cargo traffic 3 times over the designed capacity, a temporary solution is urgently needed before the completion of the new terminal.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4
  4. ^ USAFHRA document search – Nanning

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