Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport

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Dalian Zhoushuizi
International Airport

Dàlián Zhōushuǐzǐ Guójì Jīchǎng
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Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport


DLC is located in Liaoning
Location of the airport in Liaoning province
Airport type Public
Operator Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Co., Ltd.
Location Dalian
Elevation AMSL 33 m / 108 ft
Coordinates 38°57′56″N 121°32′18″E / 38.96556°N 121.53833°E / 38.96556; 121.53833
Website www.dlairport.com
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,300 10,827 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 17,203,640
Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Simplified Chinese 大连周水子国际机场
Traditional Chinese 大連周水子國際機場
An Air China Boeing 737-700 in Pink Peony Livery at Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport

Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (IATA: DLCICAO: ZYTL) is the airport serving the city of Dalian in Liaoning Province, China. It is located in Ganjingzi District, about 10 km (6 mi) northwest of the city center. In 2014 the airport handled 17,203,640 passengers, making it the busiest airport in Northeast China and the 16th busiest nationwide. The airport is the hub for Dalian Airlines and a focus city for China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines.


Immediately after the Aviation law of 1927, the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications began planning for scheduled domestic transport, resulting in opening airports in Tokyo (Haneda, Osaka (Funamachi) and Fukuoka (Najima Seaplane Airport), and for international transport of the Tokyo - Dalian (Zhoushuizi) and Osaka - Shanghai routes. As civil aviation developed later, a few air flights per day by Manchukuo National Airways came to Zhoushuizi. After the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937, there was more military traffic by the Japanese Navy than civil traffic, mostly using Douglas DC-3. The Zhoushuizi airport at that time was about 800 meters long and 400 meters wide.[1]

Most Chinese documentation describes 1972, the year of the reopening of this airport, as the start of Zhoushuizi.[2]


The airport has one 3,300 meter runway (class 4E), and a 65,000 square-meter terminal building.[3] In September 2011, a new 71,000 square-meter terminal building was completed as part of the 2.2 billion yuan third-phase expansion project of the airport.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As a focus city for China Southern Airlines, Dalian has many of China Southern's Japanese destinations. China's flag carrier, Air China, also makes a stop-over at Dalian on its flights from Beijing to Japan. Dalian Airport has the largest number of destinations among Chinese airports to Russia, and second largest to Japan(after Shanghai). Due to the tight connection and high demand between Dalian and Japan, Japan Airlines still operates daily direct flight from Narita Airport in Tokyo to Dalian. Two major Korean Airlines, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines operate daily flight to Dalian from Incheon Airport in Seoul. Several Russian carriers also operate scheduled and chartered flights between far-eastern Russian cities and Dalian. The majority of international flights are operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Transasia Airways, Uni Air, and SAT Airlines.


Airlines Destinations Terminal
operated by Aurora
Seasonal: Vladivostok[5] International
Air China Beijing-Capital, Tianjin Domestic
Air China Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Hong Kong, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita International
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Baotou, Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yinchuan Domestic
Air Koryo Seasonal: Pyongyang International
All Nippon Airways Osaka-Kansai International
All Nippon Airways
operated by Air Japan
Tokyo-Narita International
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon International
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wuhan, Xi'an Domestic
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Jining, Taiyuan[6] Domestic
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan International
China Eastern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changzhou, Chaoyang, Chengdu, Chongqing, Harbin, Kunming, Luoyang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Qiqihar, Shanghai-Pudong, Tonghua, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yichun, Zhengzhou Domestic
China Express Airlines Baotou, Chifeng, Chongqing, Dongying, Hailar, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Jining, Kunming, Lianyungang, Nanyang, Qinhuangdao, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Tianshui, Ulanhot, Weihai, Xining, Yulin, Zhoushan Domestic
China Southern Airlines Baotou, Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Daqing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Mudanjiang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qiqihar, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shantou, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Yanji, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai Domestic
China Southern Airlines Fukuoka (begins 25 October 2015),[7] Jeju, Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Kansai, Seoul-Incheon, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita, Toyama
Seasonal: Cheongju,[8] Irkutsk, Khabarovsk[9]
China United Airlines Beijing-Nanyuan Domestic
Donghai Airlines Ningbo, Shenzhen Domestic
Eastar Jet Cheongju International
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jiamusi, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Weifang Domestic
Hainan Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan International
Japan Airlines Tokyo-Narita International
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Pudong Domestic
Lucky Air Kunming, Wuhan Domestic
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon International
Okay Airlines Changsha, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Yantai Domestic
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Jinan, Mudanjiang, Qingdao, Xiamen Domestic
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Pudong Domestic
Shenzhen Airlines Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Jinan, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Zhengzhou Domestic
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Xuzhou Domestic
Spring Airlines Changbaishan, Shanghai-Pudong, Shijiazhuang Domestic
Tianjin Airlines Hohhot, Linyi, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai-Pudong, Tianjin, Urumqi, Weihai, Wenzhou, Yantai, Yuncheng, Zhengzhou, Zunyi Domestic
Uni Air Taipei-Taoyuan International
Xiamen Airlines Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Tianjin, Xiamen Domestic
Xiamen Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Singapore International
Yakutia Airlines Seasonal: Yakutsk International


Airlines Destinations
Air China Cargo Frankfurt, Shanghai-Pudong
ANA Cargo Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai-Al Maktoum

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On May 7, 2002, China Northern flight 6136 was en route from Beijing to Dalian when it crashed into a bay near Dalian, killing everyone aboard.

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