Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport

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Ürümqi Diwopu
International Airport

ئۈرۈمچى دىۋوپۇ خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى
烏魯木齊地窩堡國際機場

Wūlǔmùqí Dìwōpù Guójì Jīchǎng
Urumqi airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Xinjiang Airport Group Co. Ltd.
Serves Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
Hub for
Focus city for Hainan Airlines
Elevation AMSL 648 m / 2,126 ft
Coordinates 43°54′26″N 87°28′27″E / 43.90722°N 87.47417°E / 43.90722; 87.47417Coordinates: 43°54′26″N 87°28′27″E / 43.90722°N 87.47417°E / 43.90722; 87.47417
Website www.xjairport.com
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
URC is located in Xinjiang
URC
URC
Location of airport in Xinjiang
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,600 11,811 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 20,200,767
Aircraft movements 162,265
Cargo (metric tons) 157,508.7

Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (simplified Chinese: 乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场; traditional Chinese: 烏魯木齊地窩堡國際機場; pinyin: Wūlǔmùqí Dìwōpù Guójì Jīchǎng, Xiao'erjing: ءُلُمُٿِ دِوَعپُ قُوَعکِ كِچْا IPA: [úlùmûtɕʰǐ tîwɔ́pʰû ku̯ɔ̌tɕî tɕíʈʂʰɑ̀ŋ]; Uyghur: ئۈرۈمچى دىۋوپۇ خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى‎, ULY: Ürümchi Diwopu Xelqara Ayroporti, UYY: Ürümqi Diwopu Həlⱪ’ara Ayroporti, USY: Үрүмчи Хәлқара Айропорти) (IATA: URCICAO: ZWWW) is an airport serving Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. The airport is located in Diwopu township of Xinshi district, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of downtown Ürümqi. A hub for China Southern Airlines and as a focus city for Hainan Airlines, the airport handled 16,311,140 passengers in 2014, making it the 15th busiest airport in China by passenger traffic.[citation needed]

Ürümqi Airport in 1999, showing a lineup of Xinjiang Airlines Boeing 757s.

History[edit]

Ürümqi Airport was opened to foreign passengers in 1973,[citation needed] and has been the emergency landing ground for airlines to Europe and west Asia.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers an area of 4.84 million sq. metres. Its newly built runway is 3600 m (11,811 ft) in length. The airport can allow the landing of large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The 110,000 sq. metre apron can accommodate over 30 aircraft.[citation needed]

Runways[edit]

  • The first runway (07/25): in 1994 to accept the expansion, the flight zone level 4E, runway length 3600 meters, 45 meters wide, PCN value of 74, elevation 648 meters, with Class II precision approach.
  • The second runway (???): under construction, located to the north of current runway, flight zone level 4F, runway length 3600 meters, 60 meters wide.
  • The third runway (???): under construction, located to the north of current runway, flight zone level 4F, runway 3200 meters long, 60 meters wide.

Terminals[edit]

Terminal 1[edit]

Original terminal that opened in 1974. It was closed between April 23, 2011 and August 30, 2013 for renovation.[3] On April 1, 2014 saw the resumption of operations.[4] After the transformation of the T1 terminal with six security channels, 19 check-in counters, with the peak hourly 700 times the business capacity.[5] Mainly for the regional aviation aviation around Xinjiang province and low-cost aviation use, including Tianjin Airlines, Capital Aviation, Spring Airlines, Yunnan Xiangpeng Airlines, China United Airlines, Okay Airways and Western Airlines.[6]

Terminal 2[edit]

Started construction in April 1994, completed in December 2001 through the national acceptance, May 12, 2002 put into operation. July 10, 2010 closed renovation project, April 16, 2011 to resume operations.[7] It serves most domestic routes outside of Xinjiang province, except for China Southern, Xiamen and Chongqing airline flights.

Terminal 3[edit]

Construction of Terminal 3 to the west of the older terminal building began in April 2007 at a cost of 2.8 billion yuan (350 million U.S. dollars). It increased Diwopu's ability to handle more than three times its current (2007) 5.13 million passengers annually to 16.35 million passengers and also be able to handle 275,000 tons of cargo and 155,000 aircraft a year. Terminal 3 also added an additional 22 jet bridges and nearly 106,000 square meters of new terminal space.[8] The terminal opened in 2009.

Terminal 4[edit]

New expansion project currently under construction, which began in 2017 will see a new terminal building covering almost 400,000 sq meters as well as an additional two runways north of the existing one. [9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
9 Air Guangzhou
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Astana Almaty, Astana
Air China Aksu, Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Hotan, Kashgar, Mianyang, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yining, Yuncheng
Hajj: Jeddah
Air Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
Ariana Afghan Airlines Seasonal: Kabul
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Capital, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Kashgar, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jiayuguan, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Yining, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines Aksu, Almaty, Altay, Ashgabat, Astana, Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Baotou, Beijing–Capital, Bishkek, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dubai–International, Dunhuang, Dushanbe, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hami, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Hotan, Islamabad, Jinan, Kanas, Karamay, Kashgar, Khujand, Korla, Kunming, Kuqa, Lanzhou, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nalati, Nanjing, Nanning, Osh, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Saint Petersburg, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Xuzhou, Yinchuan, Yining, Zhengzhou
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan
Hainan Airlines Aksu, Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Jinan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
Jiangxi Air Nanchang, Xi'an
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao
Korean Air Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon[10]
Lion Air Charter: Denpasar/Bali
Lucky Air Kunming, Lanzhou
Okay Airways Changsha, Xi'an
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo[11][12]
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Qingdao, Taiyuan, Yinchuan, Osaka–Kansai[13]
Shanghai Airlines Hotan, Shanghai–Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kashgar, Kunming, Sanya, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou, Zhongwei[14]
Somon Air Dushanbe[15]
Spring Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Xi'an
Tianjin Airlines Aksu, Altay, Bole, Dunhuang, Hotan, Kanas, Kashgar, Korla, Kuqa, Nalati, Ordos, Sanya, Tacheng, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent[16]
Urumqi Air Chengdu, Hotan, Kashgar, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou
West Air Chongqing, Lanzhou, Singapore, Zhengzhou
XiamenAir Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanchang, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhengzhou

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Silk Way Airlines Baku
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat

Other facilities[edit]

When the airline existed, China Xinjiang Airlines had its headquarters on the airport property.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for ZWWW from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for URC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ 天山网 (2014-02-18). "乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场T1航站楼2014年4月将重新启用". Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  4. ^ 亚心网 (2014-04-01). "乌鲁木齐国际机场T1航站楼启用 7家航空公司在此运营". Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  5. ^ "国际机场T1航站楼4月"复出"". Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  6. ^ 亚心网 (2014-04-01). "乌鲁木齐国际机场T1航站楼启用 7家航空公司在此运营". Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  7. ^ 民航资源网 (2011-03-29). "乌鲁木齐机场T2航站楼4月16日重新投入使用". Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  8. ^ english@peopledaily.com.cn. "People's Daily Online – Urumqi airport expansion to triple passenger capacity". english.peopledaily.com.cn. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  9. ^ 网易航空 (2016-08-04). "乌鲁木齐机场将建T4航站楼 面积40万平方米". Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  10. ^ screen pic of Korean Air website Urumqi service details
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (9 January 2017). "S7 Airlines adds Tehran / Urumqi service in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "S7 Airlines launches flights from Moscow to Urumqi". s7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Shandong Airlines Adds New Osaka Service from July 2015". Airlineroute.net. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  14. ^ http://news.carnoc.com/list/313/313445.html
  15. ^ "Timetable". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Uzbekistan Airways launches second weekly operation on the route Tashkent – Urumqi". uzairways.com. Uzairways. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 1–7 April 1998. 57. "Diwopu International Airport, Urumqi, 830016, Xinjiang, China."

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