Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (simplified Chinese: 武汉天河国际机场; traditional Chinese: 武漢天河國際機場; pinyin: Wǔhàn Tiānhé Guójì Jīchǎng) (IATA: WUH, ICAO: ZHHH) serves Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It was opened on April 15, 1995. The airport is located in Wuhan's suburban Huangpi District, around 26 kilometres to the north of Wuhan city center. It is the busiest airport of central China as it is geographically located in the centre of China's airline route network. The airport is a focus city for Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. The airport has flights to international destinations such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, San Franscisco (same plane via Shanghai), Seoul, and Singapore.
The airport served 11,646,789 passengers in 2010, making it the 14th busiest airport by passenger traffic in China.
The name Tianhe (天河) can be literally translated as "Sky River"; it is also one of the old names for the Milky Way.
Recent developments included the construction of a second terminal, a planned second runway in order to better serve the increasing passengers as well as to accommodate the Airbus 380 jumbo jet. The second terminal, which has a floor area of 121,200 square meters and a designed capacity to handle 13 million passengers and 320,000 tons of cargo a year. The expansion project is expected to be complete by July 2008, with a total cost of 3.37 billion yuan (421.5 million US dollars). By 2010, Wuhan is expected to serve at least five international and 100 domestic routes. Some 12.2 million passengers are expected to pass through Wuhan each year, and the city's cargo-handling capacity is to reach 144,000 tons.