Yiwu Airport

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Yiwu Airport
义乌机场
Yìwū Jīchǎng
IATA: YIWICAO: ZSYW
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Serves Yiwu, Jinhua
Location Yiwu, Zhejiang province
Coordinates 29°20′41″N 120°01′56″E / 29.34472°N 120.03222°E / 29.34472; 120.03222Coordinates: 29°20′41″N 120°01′56″E / 29.34472°N 120.03222°E / 29.34472; 120.03222
Map
YIW is located in China
YIW
YIW
Location of airport in China
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 761,938
Cargo (tons) 3,414
Sources: [1][2]

Yiwu Airport (Chinese: 义乌机场) (IATA: YIWICAO: ZSYW) is a dual-use military and civil airport serving Yiwu, Jinhua in Zhejiang Province, China. It is located 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) northwest of the center of Yiwu and 51 km (32 mi) from the urban area of Jinhua.[3]

History[edit]

Yiwu airport was originally a military training airfield for the People's Liberation Army Navy. In 1988 the national government approved the conversion of the airfield to a dual-use military and civil airport. The airport was opened to civilian flights on 1 April 1991. In December 1993 the airport was closed for a 100-million yuan expansion, and reopened in December 1994. A second round of expansion began in 2006 with a total investment of 300 million yuan,[4] and a new terminal building was opened in April 2009.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Yiwu Airport has one runway that is 2,500 meters long and 45 meters wide, and an 18,000 square-meter terminal building. It is capable of handling 1 million passengers per year.[4]

International terminal[edit]

On 6 January 2012, construction commenced for a new international terminal. The project includes a 13,436 square-meter terminal building, three additional aircraft parking bays, expansion of car park, and building of new roads and bridges. The new terminal is expected to open in October 2013, and Yiwu Airport will be upgraded to an international airport.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines serve Yiwu Airport with scheduled flights:[7]

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu
China Southern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou, Harbin, Hong Kong, Jieyang, Kunming, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Hainan Airlines Lanzhou, Xi'an
Joy Air Hefei
Kunming Airlines Chongqing, Kunming
Tianjin Airlines Dalian, Haikou, Jieyang, Linyi, Nanning, Quanzhou

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