Kunming Changshui International Airport

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Kunming Changshui
International Airport

Kūnmíng Chángshuǐ Guójì Jīchǎng
The top of New Kunming Airport.jpg
View from roof of the airport terminal.
Airport type Public
Operator Yunnan Airport Group
Serves Kunming, Yunnan, China
Location Changshui Village, Guandu District, Kunming
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 2,103 m / 6,900 ft
Coordinates 25°06′7″N 102°55′45″E / 25.10194°N 102.92917°E / 25.10194; 102.92917Coordinates: 25°06′7″N 102°55′45″E / 25.10194°N 102.92917°E / 25.10194; 102.92917
Website www.kmgairport.com
KMG is located in Yunnan
Location in Yunnan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
04/22 4,500 14,764 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 37,523,098
Cargo 355,422.8 Ton
Aircraft movements 300,406

Kunming Changshui International Airport (IATA: KMGICAO: ZPPP) is the primary airport serving Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, China. The airport is located 24.5 km (15.2 mi) northeast of the city center in a graded mountainous area about 2,100 m (6,900 ft) above sea level. The airport opened at 08:00 (UTC+8) on June 28, 2012,[1] replacing the old Kunming Wujiaba International Airport, which will be demolished. As a gateway to Southeast and South Asia,[2] Changshui Airport is a hub for China Eastern Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Lucky Air, Sichuan Airlines and Ruili Airlines.

The new airport has two runways (versus the single runway at Wujiaba), and handled 33,027,694 passengers in 2014. In 2020, it is expected to handle 43 million passengers .

Kunming Changshui International Airport and Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport are known as the two national gateway hub airports of China. The main terminal was designed by architectural firm SOM with engineering firm Arup.


The main 548,300 m2 (5,902,000 sq ft) terminal of Changshui Airport is the second largest terminal building in China.[3] The terminal has 66 gates with jet bridges. Total number of 88 gates are available.


Construction began in 2009 and at the time was reported to be named the Zheng He International Airport. The very short construction time was marred by two separate incidents. The first incident occurred on January 3, 2010, when 7 construction workers died as an incomplete overpass collapsed.[4] In another incident on June 28, 2011, 11 workers were injured when a tunnel that was under construction collapsed.[5] Construction of the airport's main terminal was completed by July 2011.[6]


The airport is the terminus of Line 6 of the Kunming Metro, which opened on the same day as the airport. It is also connected to Kunming by a 13 km toll highway, as well as Provincial Road S101.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The new terminal under construction in April 2011
Interior view
Check-in facilities


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Busan Seasonal charter: Busan International
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Dazhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Yuncheng Domestic
Air China Yangon International
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International International
Beijing Capital Airlines Hangzhou, Lijiang, Mangshi, Xishuangbanna Domestic
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Liuzhou, Xiamen, Xishuangbanna Domestic
China Eastern Airlines Anshun, Baoshan, Baotou, Beihai, Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chizhou,[7] Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Daocheng, Diqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Huangshan, Jiayuguan, Jinan, Jingdezhen,[8] Jining, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Lincang, Linfen,[8] Liupanshui, Liuzhou, Luoyang, Luzhou, Mangshi, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Ninglang, Ordos, Pu'er, Qianjiang, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tengchong, Tianjin, Tongren, Urumqi, Wenshan, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xichang, Xingyi, Xining, Xishuangbanna, Yancheng, Yantai,[9] Yibin, Yichang, Yinchuan, Yongzhou, Zhanjiang, Zhaotong, Zhengzhou Domestic
China Eastern Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai-International, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Malé, Mandalay, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Phnom Penh, Phuket, San Francisco,[10] Seoul-Incheon, Siem Reap, Singapore, Sydney (begins 24 November 2016),[11] Taipei-Taoyuan, Vancouver, Vientiane, Yangon International
China Express Airlines Guiyang, Nanyang Domestic
China Southern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Lijiang, Nanning, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna, Yiwu, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai Domestic
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
Chongqing Domestic
China United Airlines Beijing-Nanyuan, Foshan Domestic
Donghai Airlines Shenzhen Domestic
Dragonair Hong Kong International
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou Domestic
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Haikou, Shenzhen, Xi'an Domestic
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang Domestic
HK Express Hong Kong International
Hongtu Airlines Changchun, Hefei, Linyi, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou Domestic
Juneyao Airlines Bijie, Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Zhangjiajie Domestic
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon International
Kunming Airlines Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jinan, Lijiang, Lincang, Mangshi, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Taizhou, Tengchong, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna, Yangzhou, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Zhengzhou Domestic
Lao Airlines Vientiane International
Loong Air Hangzhou Domestic
Lucky Air Baotou, Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Datong, Diqing, Fuzhou, Ganzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Jinan, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Mangshi, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Pu'er, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tengchong, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna, Xuzhou, Yichang, Yichun, Zhengzhou Domestic
Lucky Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Denpasar, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Jeju, Kota Kinabalu, Phuket
Charter: Samui, Sihanoukville
Okay Airways Changsha, Hefei, Tianjin, Yulin Domestic
Ruili Airlines Beihai, Chengdu, Hohhot, Mangshi, Nanchang, Nanning, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Xi'an Domestic
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Jinan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Xiamen, Yantai Domestic
Shandong Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Delhi International
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Tianjin Domestic
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Quanzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Wuxi, Zhengzhou Domestic
Sichuan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guiyang, Harbin, Hohhot, Jinan, Kangding, Lanzhou, Mangshi, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Urumqi, Wanzhou, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Xishuangbanna, Xuzhou, Yichang, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou Domestic
Sichuan Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan International
SilkAir Singapore International
SriLankan Airlines Colombo International
Spring Airlines Changde, Huaihua, Mianyang, Qianjiang, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Zunyi Domestic
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai International
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang International
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin, Xi'an Domestic
Uni Air Kaohsiung International
West Air (China) Chongqing, Xishuangbanna Domestic
Xiamen Airlines Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen Domestic

72-hour visa-free transit[edit]

Kunming offers transit without visa 72 hours for foreign visitors with third countries visas to transit at Kunming. This applies to holders of passports issued by 51 countries.[citation needed]

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