Fuzhou Changle International Airport
|Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Fuzhou airport apron
|Operator||Yuanxiang (Fuzhou) International Airport Co.,Ltd|
|Location||Zhanggang Subdistrict, Changle, Fujian|
|Hub for||Fuzhou Airlines, Xiamen Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||14 m / 46 ft|
CAAC airport chart
|Fuzhou Changle International Airport|
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.
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.
This section does not cite any sources. (June 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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.
Airlines and destinations
|China Postal Airlines||Nanjing, Taipei–Taoyuan, Xiamen|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
- "China Eastern schedules additional SE Asia routes in W17". routesonline. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- "东航新开两条航线 - 东航新闻 - 中国东方航空公司". www.ceair.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
- Citilink to add flights to China cities
- 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Far Eastern adds new cross-strait routes in 4Q17". Routesonline.
- 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Mandarin Airlines adds Taipei Taoyuan – Fuzhou service from March 2018". Routesonline.