Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport

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Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport

Shantou Airport - Departures Outside.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorShantou, Chaozhou, Jieyang Airport Cooperation[1]
General Electric[2]
ServesChaoshan area
LocationDenggang Town, Jiedong County, Jieyang, Guangdong
Hub forChina Southern Airlines
Coordinates23°33′09″N 116°30′21″E / 23.55250°N 116.50583°E / 23.55250; 116.50583Coordinates: 23°33′09″N 116°30′21″E / 23.55250°N 116.50583°E / 23.55250; 116.50583
SWA is located in Guangdong
Location in Guangdong
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,800 9,186 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft movements49,109
Cargo (metric tons)26,271.4
Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport
Simplified Chinese揭阳潮汕国际机场
Traditional Chinese揭陽潮汕國際機場

Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (IATA: SWA, ICAO: ZGOW) is an airport serving the cities of Jieyang, Shantou, Chaozhou and nearby areas in eastern Guangdong Province, China. It is located in the towns of Paotai and Denggang in Jiedong District, Jieyang, Guangdong. It was part of a relocation plan from the original Shantou Waisha Airport, and the site was chosen to be near the geographic center of Jieyang, Shantou, and Chaozhou.[3] The airport was put into service on December 15, 2011, with the simultaneous shut-down of Shantou Waisha Airport as a civil aviation airport.


The city of Shantou was formerly served by Shantou Waisha Airport, a dual-use military and civil airport. Construction of Jieyang Chaoshan Airport began on June 16, 2009 with a total investment of 3.8 billion yuan.[3] In November 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection halted the construction of the airport due to unauthorized deviations from the approved environmental impact report. The airport authorities submitted a revised environmental impact report, which gained approval from the ministry.[4] Jieyang Chaoshan Airport was opened on December 15, 2011, when all civil flights were transferred from the old Waisha Airport, which remains in use as a military air base.[5] On July 10, 2014, the Chinese government officially gave the airport international status,[6][7] after having operated international flights for a number of years already. This allowed the airport to officially begin regular international flights in addition to those already operating.


Information center in Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport

The airport covers an area of 55,000 square metres and 12 jetways[8] with the passenger terminal divided into two, with the domestic terminal on one side and the international on the other. The whole terminal has an annual traffic capacity of 4.5 million passengers.[9] A second check-in terminal has also been created outside Shantou Railway Station, with bus connections to the airport.[10][11]

Future development[edit]

In 2017, the airport was scheduled to undergo an expansion to extend the length of the runway from 2,800 to 3,200 metres in order to upgrade it to a code 4E runway. The construction of a transfer centre for the Chaoshan Railway Station was to begin.[12] The station serves two rail lines: the Xiashen line and the Meishan (Meizhou-Chaoshan) line, which was expected to be completed by the end of 2017.[13]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Departures area
Arrivals area
9 Air Changsha
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu
Air Guilin Guilin
Beijing Capital Airlines Hangzhou
China Eastern Airlines Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian,[14] Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin,[15] Hengyang,[16] Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo,[17] Qingdao, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Taiyuan, Wenzhou (begins 18 December 2018), Wuhan, Xi'an, Yichang, Zhoushan
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hefei, Kunming, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning, Qianjiang, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yiwu, Zhangjiajie, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Taipei–Taoyuan
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
Changsha, Chongqing
Fuzhou Airlines Haikou
GX Airlines Haikou
Hainan Airlines Haikou
Hebei Airlines Changsha, Shijiazhuang
Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore
Jiangxi Air Wuyishan, Zhengzhou
Lanmei Airlines Sihanoukville[18]
Charter: Siem Reap [19]
Loong Air Hangzhou, Qionghai
Lucky Air Guiyang, Kunming, Mianyang, Nanning
Shandong Airlines Changsha, Jinan, Ningbo, Qingdao
Shanghai Airlines Changchun,[20] Hohhot, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Xuzhou, Yantai,[21] Zhuhai
Shenzhen Airlines Xi'an (begins 1 January 2019)
Sichuan Airlines Chongqing, Harbin, Jinan, Nanchang
Spring Airlines Baotou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Wenzhou, Yangzhou, Zhanjiang
Spring Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phnom Penh,[22] Siem Reap[22]
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Tianjin Airlines Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Nanyang, Zhanjiang
West Air Chongqing, Nanjing, Zhengzhou


SF Airlines Hangzhou


Outside the arrivals area

Jieyang Chaoshan Airport is among the 50 busiest passenger airports in China.

Year Passenger movements Change
2018[23] 3,683,000 (YTD July) Increase 40.8%
2017 4,485,000 Increase 17.5%
2016[24] 3,818,000 Increase 19.2%
2015[25] 3,204,300[26] Increase 11.6%
2014[27] 2,870,252 Increase 6.9%
2013[28][29][30] 2,686,007 Increase 27.7%
2012 2,103,303 Increase 10.6%

See also[edit]


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  4. ^ 广东揭阳潮汕机场15日使用 曾因环评未过关停建. Tencent (in Chinese). 2011-12-11. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  5. ^ 揭阳潮汕机场今晨起飞首架航机. Netease (in Chinese). 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
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  8. ^ "New Airport in East Guangdong _Life of Guangzhou".
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  11. ^ "揭阳潮汕机场汕头候机楼月底启用 - 信息时报 - 汉丰网".
  12. ^ http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/5/201612/t20161213_1206514.html
  13. ^ http://en.meizhou.gov.cn/government/meizhou_news/t20150428_1142.htm
  14. ^ 航班换季|冬春季大连始发新增及加密多条航线!
  15. ^ 东航将开通哈尔滨至西安、汕头等城市航线
  16. ^ 东航新开潮汕-衡阳航线|与您相约“山南水北、谓之阳”
  17. ^ 东航新开宁波至洛阳、呼和浩特、大连等航线
  18. ^ "Lanmei Airlines schedules new China routes in Jul/Aug 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  19. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281450/lanmei-airlines-schedules-new-routes-in-4q18/
  20. ^ 上航新开长春-烟台-汕头、长春-济宁-福州航线
  21. ^ 东航山东布局青济烟三地新增、加密多条航线
  22. ^ a b "Spring Airlines adds new Cambodia routes from Dec 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
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  24. ^ http://news.cnwest.com/content/2017-01/01/content_14365992.htm
  25. ^ "揭阳潮汕国际机场年旅客吞吐量突破300万人次_金羊网新闻".
  26. ^ 曾剑峰. "潮汕机场将开通揭阳直飞马来西亚泰国航线_广东精选_南方网".
  27. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-01-07.
  28. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
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  30. ^ L_103866. "揭阳潮汕机场将开放国际口岸--广东频道--人民网".

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