Ningbo Lishe International Airport
|Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Níngbō Lìshè Guójì Jīchǎng
|IATA: NGB – ICAO: ZSNB|
|Operator||Ningbo Lishe International Airport Co. Ltd.|
|Serves||Ningbo, Zhejiang, China|
|Elevation AMSL||4 m / 13 ft|
|Source: List of the busiest airports in the People's Republic of China|
Ningbo Lishe International Airport (Chinese: 宁波栎社国际机场) (IATA: NGB, ICAO: ZSNB) is the principal airport serving Ningbo, a major city in the Yangtze River Delta region and the second largest city in Zhejiang Province, China.
In 1985, the Central Government of China approved the construction of Ningbo Lishe Airport. On 30 June 1990, the new airport opened for service and became the first civil only airport in Zhejiang. The construction cost of the airport was RMB 126 million.
In July 1992, the airport opened for international service and the first international service was opened to Hong Kong later the same year. In November 1998, service to Macau with onward code-share connection to Taipei and Kaohsiung started. International cargo flights also started by the end of 1998.
In March 1997, Great Wall Airlines established a hub at the airport. Currently, the airport has services to 38 domestic destinations in China and also International services to Hong Kong, Seoul, and Macau. It is currently served by 16 airlines.
The airport was renamed Ningbo Lishe International Airport from Ningbo Lishe Airport on 29 November 2005.
The airport is one of the fastest growing airport in China. In 1992, 286,021 passengers and 4,064 tons of cargo passed through the airport. In 2002, the figures grew to 1.28 million passengers and over 20,000 tons of cargo. Annual growth rate is 17.8% and 19.8% for passenger traffic and cargo traffic respectively.
In 2004, the airport handled 1.85 million passengers and 34,800 tons of cargo and it is expected to handle 2.3 million passengers and 52,000 tons of cargo in 2008.
A new passenger terminal was opened on 8 October 2002 at a construction cost of RMB 770 million. The new terminal has an annual capacity of 3.8 million passengers. It can handle 1,700 passengers at maximum per hour. The departure lounge occupies 43,500 m². in area. The new apron occupies an area of 87,000 m². The new terminal also has 16 departure gates and 7 jetways. The new parking facility associated has 360 parking spaces.
Airlines and destinations
|Hong Kong Airlines Cargo||Hong Kong|
There are limousine airport buses operated by various operators to downtown Ningbo every hour. There are also airport buses to prefectures further away from Ningbo with less frequency.
- List of airports in the People's Republic of China
- List of the busiest airports in the People's Republic of China
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- "Tigerair Launches Direct Flights to the Seaport City of Ningbo" (Press release). Tigerair. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- Ningbo Airport Official Website
- Ningbo Flight Schedules in English
- Airport information for ZSNB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.