Shennongjia Hongping Airport

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Shennongjia Hongping Airport
神农架红坪机场
Shénnóngjià Hóngpíng Jīchǎng
IATA: HPGICAO: ZHSN
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Shennongjia, Hubei, China
Location Hongping town
Opened 8 May 2014
Elevation AMSL 2,580 m / 8,465 ft
Coordinates 31°38′01″N 110°20′17″E / 31.63361°N 110.33806°E / 31.63361; 110.33806Coordinates: 31°38′01″N 110°20′17″E / 31.63361°N 110.33806°E / 31.63361; 110.33806
Maps
Hubei province in China
Hubei province in China
HPG is located in Hubei
HPG
HPG
Location of the airport in Hubei
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
00/18 2,800 9,186
Sources: STV[1]
Shennongjia Hongping Airport
Traditional Chinese 神農架紅坪機場
Simplified Chinese 神农架红坪机场

Shennongjia Hongping Airport (IATA: HPGICAO: ZHSN) is an airport serving the Shennongjia forestry district in western Hubei province, China. It is located in the town of Hongping. Construction started in April 2011 with a total investment of over 1 billion yuan.[2] The airport was opened on 8 May 2014, with an inaugural China Eastern Airlines flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport with a stop in Wuhan.[3]

At an elevation of 2,580 meters above sea level, Shennongjia Airport is the highest airport in China outside of the Tibetan Plateau.[4] The airport attracted much controversy in China when media reported that its construction involved significant damage to the environment, as many hills were leveled and caves filled in the Shennongjia natural preserve.[5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport has a runway that is 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) long and 45 metres (148 ft) wide, and a 3,000 square-meter terminal building. It is projected to handle 250,000 passengers annually by 2020.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong, Wuhan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for Shennongjia Hongping Airport at Search (for) Travel website.
  2. ^ a b "神农架机场4月正式动工 从武汉起飞50分钟航程". Xinhua. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "神农架机场实现首航 当地政府回应环评报告等社会焦点". People's Daily. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "神农架机场举行奠基仪式 总投资额达10亿元". Carnoc. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Guo, Xiaoying (9 May 2014). "湖北神农架机场通航 曾因修建需削山峰备受质疑". Phoenix TV. Retrieved 9 May 2014.