Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

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Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xī'ān Xiányáng Guójì Jīchǎng
XiAn International Airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator XXIA
Serves Xi'an
Location Weicheng District, Xianyang, Shaanxi
Hub for China Eastern Airlines
Joy Air
Elevation AMSL 479 m / 1,572 ft
Coordinates 34°26′49″N 108°45′05″E / 34.44694°N 108.75139°E / 34.44694; 108.75139Coordinates: 34°26′49″N 108°45′05″E / 34.44694°N 108.75139°E / 34.44694; 108.75139
XIY is located in China
Location of airport in China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R 3,000 9,843 Concrete
05R/23L 3,800 12,467 Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 23,4 million
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (Chinese: 西安咸阳国际机场) (IATA: XIYICAO: ZLXY) is the main airport serving Xi'an, capital of China's Shaanxi Province. Covering an area of 5 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi), it is the largest airport in China's northwest. The airport was the hub for China Northwest Airlines until the company was merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2002. Xi'an Airport is also the hub for Joy Air and a focus city for Hainan Airlines.

In 2011, the airport handled 21,163,130 passengers, making it the busiest airport in northwest China and the 8th busiest nationwide. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was also the nation's 14th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 9th busiest airport by traffic movements.


The airport is located within the administrative area of Xianyang city, which gives the airport its name. It is 41 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Xi'an city centre, and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of the centre of Xianyang.[3]


Before Xianyang Airport was built, Xi'an was served by Xi'an Xiguan Airport. In 1984, the State Council of China and the Central Military Commission proposed to build a large civil airport on the site of Xianyang's airfield. Phase 1 of the airport commenced construction on August 1987, and was finished and opened on September 1, 1991. Xi'an Xiguan Airport was closed at the same time.[3] Phase 2 started in August 2000, and was finished on September 16, 2003. Another 7.592-billion-yuan project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Terminal 3 and Second Runway[edit]

Terminal 3 and the second runway were opened on May 3, 2012,[4] increasing the airport's capacity to more than 33 million passengers a year. The new terminal alone can handle 22 million passengers a year, twice as many as the other two terminals combined. Airlines that moved into the new terminal are China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Shanghai Airlines. The second runway is 3,800 meters long and is large enough to handle the Airbus 380.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Domestic Departure Lounge
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Busan Busan 2
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guilin, Hangzhou, Harbin, Shanghai-Pudong, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Yinchuan 2
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon 2
Beijing Capital Airlines Changchun, Chongqing, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Huangshan, Jinan, Lijiang, Nanjing, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Xiamen, Zhangjiajie 2
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Qingdao 2
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan 2
China Eastern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chifeng, Chongqing, Dalian, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Golmud, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Huai'an, Jiayuguan, Jinan, Jinggangshan, Jiuzhaigou, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lianyungang, Lijiang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Ordos, Qingdao, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tongliao, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xilinhot, Xining, Xishuangbanna, Yan'an, Yinchuan, Yulin, Yushu, Zhangjiajie 3
China Eastern Airlines Hong Kong, Nagoya-Centrair, Phuket, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita 3
China Southern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Daqing, Dunhuang, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Jieyang, Jinan, Kunming, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xining, Yinchuan, Yulin, Zhangjiajie, Zhuhai 3
China United Airlines Guiyang, Shijiazhuang 3
Dragonair Hong Kong 2
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki 2
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhai, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xining, Yinchuan, Yiwu 2
Hainan Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan 2
Hebei Airlines Guilin, Mianyang, Shijiazhuang, Wenzhou 2
Jin Air Charter : Jeju 2
Joy Air Alxa Left Banner,[5] Baotou, Ejin Banner, Guyuan, Hefei, Tianshui, Wuhan, Xiangyang, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou 2
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Xining, Yinchuan 2
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon 2
Kunming Airlines Kunming 2
Lucky Air Baotou, Kunming 2
Okay Airways Changsha, Nanning, Tianjin, Urumqi 2
Shandong Airlines Guiyang, Jinan, Nanchang, Qingdao, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Xining 2
Shanghai Airlines Jiayuguan, Ordos, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong 3
Shenzhen Airlines Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jingdezhen, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Sanya, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xining, Yangzhou, Yantai, Yinchuan 2
Sichuan Airlines Beihai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jinan, Jiuzhaigou, Kunming, Lhasa, Lijiang, Linyi, Sanya, Urumqi, Xiamen, Xining, Yibin, Yining, Yulin, Zhongwei 3
Sky Wings Asia Airlines Charter: Siem Reap-Angkor N/A
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Urumqi 2
T'way Airlines Charter : Jeju 2
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang 2
Tianjin Airlines Baotou, Changsha, Datong, Dunhuang, Fuyang, Guiyang, Haikou, Hami, Hefei, Hohhot, Huaihua, Jieyang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Luzhou, Nanchong, Nanning, Ordos, Qingyang, Qinhuangdao, Sanya, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Yulin 2
Tigerair Singapore (from 15 May 2014) TBC
Uni Air Taipei-Taoyuan 2
West Air (China) Chongqing 2
Xiamen Airlines Changsha, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wanzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xining, Yinchuan 1
Zhejiang Loong Airlines Hangzhou, Yinchuan 3

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Figures along the Airport Express highway leading to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
  • On June 6, 1994, China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 broke up in mid-air and crashed near Xi'an, en route to Guangzhou from Xian. A maintenance error was responsible. All 160 people on board died.

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