Fuzhou Changle International Airport

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Fuzhou Changle International Airport
福州长乐国际机场
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Fuzhou airport apron
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Yuanxiang (Fuzhou) International Airport Co.,Ltd
Serves Fuzhou
Location Zhanggang Subdistrict, Changle, Fujian
Hub for Fuzhou Airlines, Xiamen Airlines
Elevation AMSL 14 m / 46 ft
Coordinates 25°56′06″N 119°39′48″E / 25.93500°N 119.66333°E / 25.93500; 119.66333Coordinates: 25°56′06″N 119°39′48″E / 25.93500°N 119.66333°E / 25.93500; 119.66333
Website xiafz.com.cn
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
FOC is located in Fujian
FOC
FOC
FOC is located in China
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FOC
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,609 11,841 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 12,469,235
Aircraft movements 98,908
Tonnes of cargo 125,602.7
Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Simplified Chinese 福州长乐国际机场
Traditional Chinese 福州長樂國際機場

Fuzhou Changle International Airport (IATA: FOC, ICAO: ZSFZ) is an international airport serving Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province, China. The airport was inaugurated on June 23, 1997, after being approved to start constructing in 1992. The current handling capacity is approximately 6.5 million people annually.

The airport is located near the shore of the Taiwan Strait in Zhanggang Subdistrict, Changle, about 50 km (31 mi) east of Fuzhou's city center.

In 2017, Fuzhou Airport handled 12,469,235 passengers and was 29th busiest in China by total passenger traffic. In 2016 the airport was the 23rd busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 28th busiest airport by traffic movements.[1]

History[edit]

Changle Airport was built to replace the old Fuzhou Yixu Airport(福州义序机场), a dual-use military and civil airport located in Cangshan District, and prepared for the base of the direct flights to Taiwan across the straits. The airport was designed by Singaporean RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd. The government of Fujian province hoped that the new airport could reach the standard of Singapore Changi Airport, but they soon realized it was too big, and shrank the scale of the airport. However, the scale of the airport was still much bigger than the norm that central government approved. Changle Airport was opened in 1997. Due to the lack of Passenger flow, the airport had a great deficit in early years of operation. In 2003, the management of the airport was taken over by Xiamen International Airport Group, and began profiting from 2005.

The highway linking the airport to the downtown Changle was opened on November 18th 2006. The highway linking to downtown Fuzhou was completed in 2010.

The airport opened its international flights to Singapore and Osaka on November 2003.

The airport opened its first direct flight to Taiwan's Taipei on December 2008.

Fuzhou Airlines was formally founded on October 2014, which is headquartered in Changle Airport.

In February 2017, Xiamen Airlines operated Changle's first direct route to North America, with a Boeing 787-9 service to New York–JFK airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Chang'an Huai'an, Xi'an
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Tianjin
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Dalian, Nanjing
Beijing Capital Airlines Lijiang, Sanya, Shenyang, Xuzhou
Cambodia Angkor Air Charter: Siem Reap
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Guiyang, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Liuzhou, Zunyi-Maotai
China Eastern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[2] Changsha, Dalian,[3] Kunming, Lanzhou, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore,[2] Taiyuan, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xuzhou, Yantai,[4] Zhanjiang[5]
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Changchun,[6] Jining, Shanghai–Hongqiao
China Express Airlines Guiyang, Yongzhou
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Urumqi, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
Chongqing, Hengyang
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan
Citilink Charter: Manado[7]
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Guiyang
Far Eastern Air Transport Kaohsiung[8]
Fuzhou Airlines Changsha, Chongqing, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Kunming, Linyi, Nanchang, Nantong, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yichang, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou, Zhoushan, Zunyi-Xinzhou
GX Airlines Nanning
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chongqing, Dalian, Haikou, Nanjing, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Hebei Airlines Nanjing, Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Lucky Air Chengdu
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Maldivian Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Malé
Mandarin Airlines Taipei–Songshan, Taipei–Taoyuan[9]
New Gen Airways Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang
Pegas Fly Charter: Moscow
Okay Airways Nanning, Tianjin
Qingdao Airlines Changchun, Guiyang
Ruili Airlines Beihai, Kunming, Mangshi, Shenyang
Shandong Airlines Guilin, Harbin, Jinan, Qingdao, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Yinchuan, Zhuhai
Shenzhen Airlines Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Nanjing, Osaka–Kansai, Shenyang, Wuxi, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Harbin, Kunming, Nanning
SilkAir Singapore
Spring Airlines Shijiazhuang, Yancheng, Yangzhou
Sriwijaya Air Charter: Denpasar/Bali
Tianjin Airlines Guiyang, Liupanshui, Zhengzhou
Tibet Airlines Chengdu, Tongren
Thai Smile Charter: Chiang Mai
Uni Air Kaohsiung, Taipei–Taoyuan
Urumqi Air Urumqi, Xiangyang
West Air Chongqing, Wuhan, Zhengzhou
XiamenAir Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Baotou, Beijing–Capital, Cebu, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Denpasar/Bali, Ganzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Guyuan, Haikou, Hailar, Hangzhou, Hanzhong, Harbin, Hengyang, Hohhot, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jeju, Jinan, Kaohsiung, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Macau, Manzhouli, Mianyang, Nanjing, Nanning, New York–JFK, Osaka–Kansai, Phuket, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Siem Reap, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei–Songshan, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo–Narita, Urumqi, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xichang, Xining, Yinchuan, Yulin, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
China Postal Airlines Nanjing, Taipei–Taoyuan, Xiamen

See also[edit]

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