Fuzhou Changle International Airport

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Fuzhou Changle International Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Xiamen International Airport Group
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
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FOC is located in Fujian
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FOC is located in China
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,609 11,841 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 11,606,446
Aircraft movements 97,606
Tonnes of cargo 121,657.5
Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Traditional Chinese 福州長樂國際機場
Simplified Chinese 福州长乐国际机场

Fuzhou Changle International Airport (IATA: FOCICAO: 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 2010, Fuzhou airport handled 6,476,773 passengers. In 2016, it was 26th busiest airport in China. In addition, 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 proudly 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 China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai–Pudong
Beijing Capital Airlines Sanya, Xuzhou
Cambodia Angkor Air Charter: Siem Reap
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Guiyang
China Eastern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[2] Changsha, Chengdu,[3] Dalian,[4] Guilin, Hohhot, Huai'an, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing,[5] Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore,[2] Taiyuan, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xuzhou, Yantai,[6] Zhengzhou
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Changchun,[7] Jining, Shanghai–Hongqiao
China Express Airlines Dalian, Lianyungang, Liping
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan
Citilink Charter: Manado[8]
Chongqing Airlines Chongqing, Hengyang
Far Eastern Air Transport Kaohsiung[9]
Fuzhou Airlines Changsha, Chongqing, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Jinan, Kunming, Qingdao, Shanghai–Pudong, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Dalian, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
Hebei Airlines Nanjing, Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Joy Air Hefei, Huangshan
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Kunming Airlines Changsha, Kunming
Lucky Air Chengdu, Guilin, Kunming, Nanning
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Maldivian Bangkok, Malé
Mandarin Airlines Taipei–Songshan, Taipei–Taoyuan (begins 26 March 2018)[10]
New Gen Airways Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang
Shandong Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chongqing, Guilin, Qingdao
Shenzhen Airlines Chengdu, Dalian, Jakarta–Soekarno Hatta, Jinan, Jingdezhen, Nanjing, Nanning, Osaka–Kansai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Xi'an, Zhuhai
Sichuan Airlines Changsha, Chengdu
SilkAir Singapore
Tianjin Airlines Qingdao, Tianjin
Thai Smile Charter: Chiang Mai
Uni Air Kaohsiung, Taipei–Taoyuan
West Air Chongqing, Wuhan, Zhengzhou
XiamenAir Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Cebu, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Denpasar/Bali, Ganzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hohhot, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jeju, Jinan, Kaohsiung, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Macau, 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, Xi'an, Xichang, Xining, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou

Cargo[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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