Dandong Langtou Airport
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|Dandong Langtou Airport|
Dāndōng Làngtou Jīchǎng
Airport main building exterior
|Operator||Civil Aviation Administration of China|
|Location||Dandong, Liaoning, China|
|Elevation AMSL||9.1 m / 30 ft|
Airlines and destinations
|Air China||Beijing–Capital, Seoul–Incheon|
|Air Koryo||Charter: Pyongyang (suspended)|
| China Eastern Airlines|
operated by Shanghai Airlines
|China Southern Airlines||Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen|
Antung Airfield was a major base for People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and Korean People's Air Force (KPAF) fighters during the Korean War used in the defense of the supply lines across the Yalu River to the North Korean city of Sinuiju and for engaging attacking USAF aircraft in the area that became known as MiG Alley.
In November 1950 reconnaissance photos showed that the previous two gravel runways had been replaced by a 6,000 feet (1,800 m) concrete runway with hard-surfaced taxiways. By March 1951, the PLAAF had at least 75 MiG-15s based at Antung.
- "Air China Adds Dandong - Seoul Service from late-Sep 2015". Airlineroute.net. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
- Futrell, Frank (1983). The United States Air Force in Korea, 1950-1953. Air Force History & Museums Program. pp. 222–3. ISBN 9780912799711.
- Futrell, p.245
- Futrell, p.296
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