Beijing Nanyuan Airport

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Beijing Nanyuan Airport
Běijīng Nányuàn Jīchǎng
Nanyuan Airport Terminal.JPG
Airport type Military / Public
Serves Beijing
Location Fengtai District
Hub for China United Airlines
Coordinates 39°46′57″N 116°23′16″E / 39.78250°N 116.38778°E / 39.78250; 116.38778Coordinates: 39°46′57″N 116°23′16″E / 39.78250°N 116.38778°E / 39.78250; 116.38778
NAY is located in China
Location within China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Beijing Nanyuan Airport
Traditional Chinese 北京南苑機場
Simplified Chinese 北京南苑机场

Beijing Nanyuan Airport (IATA: NAYICAO: ZBNY) is a military airbase that also serves as the secondary airport of Beijing. Located in Fengtai District, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the Fourth Ring Road and 13 km (8.1 mi) from Tiananmen Square,[1] Nanyuan Airport was first opened in 1910, making it the oldest airport in China. It is the main hub of China United Airlines.


In 2008, Nanyuan Airport witnessed a high growth rate. The total number of passengers served increased by 80.1%, reaching 1,357,038; total freight loaded/unloaded reached 13,243 tonnes, which was a 65.6% increase from the previous year. Traffic movements also had a very strong growth rate of 72.2%, registering 12,245.[2]

Nanyuan Airport opened a new terminal in September 2013 with a designed passenger handling capacity of 6 million people.[3] The previous terminal was capable of handling 2.8 million passengers during 2011.

Nanyuan Airport will close down once the proposed Beijing Daxing International Airport is built, estimated to be in late 2018.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
China United Airlines Anshun, Arxan, Baotou, Bayannur, Bijie, Changzhi, Chengdu, Chifeng, Chizhou, Dalian, Datong, Foshan, Fuyang, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hailar, Harbin, Hengyang, Hohhot, Huangshan, Huizhou, Jiayuguan, Jinchang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Linyi, Manzhouli, Nanyang, Ningbo, Ordos, Qingyang, Qiqihar, Quzhou, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Tongliao, Ulanhot, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xiangyang, Xilinhot, Xingyi, Yan'an, Yichun, Yulin, Zhoushan

Ground transportation[edit]

A limo Beijing Airport Bus service is available to and from the Air China Building at Xidan in Beijing's city centre. One-way bus fare costs Y18. There is no subway connection; the airport lies due south of Dahongmen Station on the southern section of Line 10, Beijing Subway, the outer loop line, and also between Gongyixiqiao Station to the west and Xiaohongmen Station to the East. The distance is 10 km by road, about 20 minutes by taxi, from Dahongmen or Gongyixiqiao.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 新联航本周南苑机场首飞 重塑支线航空霸主地位 (in Chinese). 2005-10-18. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ 民航机场运输业务量(排序) (in Chinese). Civil Aviation Administration of China. 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
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  4. ^ Beijing's second airport to be ready by 2017