Changchun Longjia International Airport

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Changchun Longjia
International Airport

长春龙嘉国际机场
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Summary
Airport type Civil
Operator Civil Government
Serves Changchun and Jilin City
Location near the town of Longjia (zh), Erdao District, Changchun[1]
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 215 m / 705 ft
Coordinates 43°59′46″N 125°41′07″E / 43.99611°N 125.68528°E / 43.99611; 125.68528Coordinates: 43°59′46″N 125°41′07″E / 43.99611°N 125.68528°E / 43.99611; 125.68528
Website www.ccairport.cn
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
CGQ is located in Jilin
CGQ
CGQ
Location in Jilin province
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 8,556,182
Aircraft movements 67,763
Cargo 77,793.9
Source: World Aero Data[2]
Source: List of the busiest airports in China
Changchun Longjia International Airport
Simplified Chinese 长春龙嘉国际机场
Traditional Chinese 長春龍嘉國際機場

Changchun Longjia International Airport (IATA: CGQ, ICAO: ZYCC) is an international airport in Jilin Province, China, for which it is an aviation hub in China's Civil Airport System. The airport is 31.2 kilometres (19.4 mi) north-east of provincial capital Changchun and 76 km (47 mi) north-west of Jilin City: responsibility for the operation of the airport is shared by both cities.[3] Changchun Airport is a regional hub for China Southern Airlines.

History[edit]

Longjia International Airport was approved for construction in 1998. Construction started on 29 May 2003, and the airport began its operations on 27 August 2005. The name of the airport (龙嘉), and the town which it is located near, literally means "Fortunate Dragon". The name was given and written on the airport terminal building by the then Premier Zhu Rongji. The airport was intended to replace the operations of Changchun Dafangshen Airport, which was built in 1941 by the Japanese as the capital airport of Manchukuo and was closed for military use after Changchun Longjia commenced operations, and commercial flights to and from Jilin Airport were transferred to Changchun Longjia from 3 October 2005. It is the only complete civil airport that serves the entirety of Jilin province. According to original designs in 1998, the airport is estimated to serve only 2 million passengers, but the Municipal Government rejected this design, believing it would soon be insufficient for the city's needs, which later turned out to be a wise decision. However, due to this delay, the redesign of the airport did not start until July 2001.

The airport was later expanded in 2009, the construction added two more gates with air bridges to the international section of the terminal, and enlarged the apron to the airport. The construction was finished in May, 2011. The airport is now able to accommodate long-distance wide-body jets such as the Boeing 747. The terminal, which was expanded to its present size in 2009, encompasses 73,300 m2 (789,000 sq ft). of space. It was predicted that by 2015, the airport will be able to handle 6.5 million passengers per year. As in the year 2013, Changchun Airport received a passenger flow of 6.7 million, surpassing its original capacities, also making it the 30th busiest airport in Mainland China in terms of passenger services.

The airport serves most major cities in China and East Asia, with scheduled international flights to Bangkok, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Taipei and so on. It is the one of the major international gateways in North-eastern China.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
9 Air Guangzhou, Nanjing
Air Chang'an Xi'an, Yantai
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Huai'an, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Wuhan, Yantai
Air Koryo Charter: Pyongyang
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Beijing Capital Airlines Changsha, Haikou, Hefei, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Xi'an
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Shijiazhuang, Weihai, Yancheng
China Eastern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Jinan,[4] Nanjing, Nanchang,[5] Ordos, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore, Taiyuan, Weihai, Xi'an
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Jieyang, Jining[6], Shanghai–Pudong, Weihai, Yantai
China Southern Airlines Beihai, Beijing–Capital, Changbaishan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Jeju, Jinan, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo–Narita, Urumqi, Weihai, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Yanji, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
Chongqing, Nanchang
Donghai Airlines Nanjing, Wuxi, Shenzhen
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Lanzhou, Ningbo, Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Hongtu Airlines Kunming, Nantong
Joy Air Changbaishan
Juneyao Airlines Nanjing, Shanghai–Pudong, Yancheng
Kunming Airlines Kunming, Shijiazhuang
Loong Air Hangzhou, Kunming, Linyi, Weihai
Lucky Air Zhengzhou
Mandarin Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
Qingdao Airlines Fuzhou, Guiyang, Nanning, Qingdao, Tianjin
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Jinan, Qingdao, Taiyuan, Guiyang, Xiamen, Yantai
Shenzhen Airlines Changzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Shenzhen, Yangzhou, Yantai, Zhuhai
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Hangzhou, Jinan, Linyi, Sanya, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yulin, Zhengzhou
Spring Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[7]Nanchang, Ningbo, Osaka–Kansai,[8]Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tongliao, Xiamen, Yangzhou[7]
Suparna Airlines Jinan, Nanchang, Yantai
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin, Urumqi
Tibet Airlines Chengdu, Tianjin
Ural Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[9] Irkutsk,[10] Khabarovsk,[11] Yekaterinburg[12]
Seasonal: Vladivostok[9]
XiamenAir Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Lianyungang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
China Postal Airlines Jinan, Nanjing, Shenyang

Public transportation[edit]

Changchun Longjia is serviced by the Longjia Railway Station, a railway station of the Changchun–Jilin Intercity Railway located at the basement of the terminal. The airport is also serviced by coaches, which ferry passengers to and from Quan'an Square (also known as Nanguan Urban Terminal), Renmin Square, and Weixing Square in Changchun, and Jiangcheng Square in Jilin. Coach services to Changchun are available every day, from the first takeoff to the last arrival.

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