Ningbo Lishe International Airport

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Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Níngbō Lìshè Guójì Jīchǎng
Airport type Public
Operator Ningbo Lishe International Airport Co. Ltd.
Serves Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Elevation AMSL 4 m / 13 ft
Coordinates 29°49′36″N 121°27′43″E / 29.82667°N 121.46194°E / 29.82667; 121.46194Coordinates: 29°49′36″N 121°27′43″E / 29.82667°N 121.46194°E / 29.82667; 121.46194
NGB is located in China
Location of airport in China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 5,459,333

Ningbo Lishe International Airport (Chinese: 宁波栎社国际机场) (IATA: NGBICAO: 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 2013, the airport handled 5.4 million passengers, ranking 36th in China. It was the 29th busiest airport in China in cargo traffic in 2012.[1]


Ningbo's first airport was opened for civil service on 16 November 1984 when a CAAC Antonov AN-24 aircraft landed at the military Ningbo Zhuangqiao Airport (宁波庄桥机场).

In 1985, the Central Government of China approved the construction of Ningbo Lishe Airport. On 30 June 1990, it opened for service and became the first civil-only airport in Zhejiang. The construction cost was RMB 126 million.

In July 1992, the airport opened for international service. 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 started by the end of 1998.

In March 1997, Great Wall Airlines established a hub at the facility. The airport has services to 38 domestic destinations in China and international services to Hong Kong, Seoul, and Macau. It is served by 16 airlines.

It was renamed Ningbo Lishe International Airport from Ningbo Lishe Airport on 29 November 2005.


The airport is one of the fastest growing 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. It was expected to handle 2.3 million passengers and 52,000 tons of cargo in 2008.

Foreign investment[edit]

Its operator signed a strategic partnership agreement on 10 June 2005 with Fraport, the operator of Frankfurt Airport under which it will sell a 25% stake to the German airport operator.


A new passenger terminal was opened on 8 October 2002 at a construction cost of RMB 770 million with 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. The new apron occupies an area of 87,000 m². The new terminal has 16 departure gates and 7 jetways. The new parking facility associated has 360 parking spaces.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu
Air Macau Macau
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Shenyang
Cambodia Angkor Air Charter: Siem Reap
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Nanchang
China Eastern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Qingdao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xining, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou
China Eastern Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi,[2] Jeju, Osaka, Shizuoka, Taipei-Taoyuan
China Southern Airlines Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Harbin, Jieyang, Nanning, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Wuhan
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
China United Airlines Beijing-Nanyuan
Dragonair Hong Kong
EVA Air Kaohsiung
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Weifang
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang, Zhuhai
Hong Kong Express Airways Hong Kong[3]
Jeju Air Busan
Jin Air Seoul-Incheon
Lucky Air Kunming, Lijiang, Xingyi, Yichang
Mandarin Airlines Taichung, Taipei-Taoyuan
Okay Airways Sanya, Tianjin
Shandong Airlines Haikou, Qingdao
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Haikou, Harbin, Kunming, Nanchang, Sanya, Shenyang
Tianjin Airlines Dalian, Hohhot, Linyi, Tianjin, Zhengzhou
Tigerair Singapore[4]
Uni Air Taichung (ends 2 July 2015),[5] Taipei-Taoyuan
Vietnam Airlines Seasonal charter: Nha Trang (begins 12 July 2015)[6]
West Air (China) Changsha, Chongqing
Xiamen Airlines Changchun, Xiamen


Airlines Destinations
Hong Kong Airlines Cargo Hong Kong

Ground transportation[edit]

There are limousine airport buses to downtown Ningbo every hour. There are buses to prefectures farther away from Ningbo with less frequency.

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