Shanghai Longhua Airport

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Shanghai Longhua Airport
Shanghai Lunghwa Airport
Shanghai Lunghwa Airport Terminal.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: ZSSL
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31°10′1″N 121°27′13″E / 31.16694°N 121.45361°E / 31.16694; 121.45361
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 600 1,969 Concrete

Shanghai Longhua Airport (ICAO: ZSSL),[1] formerly known as Shanghai Lunghwa Airport, was a former general aviation airport and PLAAF airfield in located south of downtown Shanghai, China, on the bank of the Huangpu River.

It was one of two general aviation airports serving Shanghai and also served as an emergency landing site for police, fire and rescue operations southwest of the city.[2]

It was opened in the 1930s with a semi-circular Art Deco terminal and served as the city's airport until the 1950s when Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport opened. Scheduled airline service was provided by Hong Kong Airways. It remained in commercial use until 1966.

A flying school used the old hangars of the airport. A single runway (18/36) is now built over and the old terminal in now surrounded by apartments. The airport is also home to historic aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Longhua Airport (ZSSL) at Aviation Safety Network
  2. ^ "Shanghai plans 3rd general aviation airport". Shanghai Daily. April 19, 2007. 

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