Kunming Changshui International Airport

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Kunming Changshui
International Airport

Façade of Kunming Changshui International Airport (20180213180341).jpg
Façade of the airport terminal
Airport type Public
Operator Yunnan Airport Group
Serves Kunming, Yunnan
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.kmcsia.com
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
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 (2017)
Passengers 44,727,691
Cargo 418,033.6 tons
Aircraft movements 350,273

Kunming Changshui International Airport (IATA: KMG, ICAO: 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 37,523,345 passengers in 2015, making it one of the 50 busiest airports in the world by passenger traffic, the first time it earned this distinction. In 2020, it is expected to handle 43 million passengers.

Kunming Changshui International Airport and Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport are 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 International 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. At the time, the facility was reported to be named the Zheng He International Airport. The very short construction time was marred by two separate incidents. The first occurred on January 3, 2010, when seven construction workers died as an incomplete overpass collapsed.[4] 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. There are also several shuttle bus services available from the city centre.[7]


In July 2014, Kunming airport signed an agreement with the aviation data service company VariFlight regarding the Airport Collaborative Decision Making system (A-CDM) installation in order to improve the efficiency of its operations, reduce fuel consumption and other expenses. Kunming airport became the first aviation hub in China to implement such an information system. In 2017, the airport's on-time performance reached 85.3%. [8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The new terminal under construction in April 2011
Arrivals lounge of KMG
Arrivals lounge of Kunming Changshui International Airport
Interior view
Check-in facilities


AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Dazhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Yangon, Zunyi–Maotai
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Dalian, Shiyan
Beijing Capital Airlines Hangzhou, Lijiang, Linfen, Shenyang, Xishuangbanna, Xuzhou
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Jinan, Xishuangbanna
China Eastern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Baoshan, Beijing–Capital, Cangyuan, Changsha, Changzhou(begins 28 October 2018),[9] Chengdu, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Colombo, Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Diqing, Dhaka, Dubai–International, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Harbin, Hefei, Ho Chi Minh City, Hohhot,[10] Hong Kong, Huai'an(begins 28 October 2018),[9] Jieyang, Jinan, Jining, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Lancang, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Lincang, Liupanshui, Liuzhou, Luang Prabang, Luoyang, Luzhou, Malé, Mandalay, Mangshi, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning, Naypyidaw, Ningbo, Ninglang, Ordos, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Pu'er, Qianjiang, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shangrao,[10] Shenyang, Shenzhen, Siem Reap, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tengchong, Tianjin, Tongren, Urumqi, Vancouver, Vientiane, Wenshan, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xichang, Xingyi, Xining, Xinyang(begins 28 October 2018),[9] Xishuangbanna, Yancheng, Yangon, Yantai, Yibin, Yichang, Yinchuan, Yiwu(begins 28 October 2018),[9] Yongzhou, Zhanjiang, Zhaotong, Zhengzhou
Seasonal: Phu Quoc
China Express Airlines Chongqing
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jieyang, Lijiang, Nanning, Qingdao,[11] Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna, Yiwu, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
Chongqing, Dali
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan, Hanzhong, Shijiazhuang
Citilink Charter: Denpasar/Bali
Donghai Airlines Guilin, Haikou, Nantong
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou, Haikou
Garuda Indonesia Charter: Denpasar/Bali
GX Airlines Nanning
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Haikou, Lanzhou, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Xi'an
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang
Hongtu Airlines Baoshan, Changchun, Chengdu, Hailar, Hohhot, Mianyang, Nanjing, Nantong, Qingdao, Wuxi, Xining
JC International Airlines Siem Reap
Jetstar Pacific Seasonal charter: Phu Quoc
Juneyao Airlines Bijie, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Zhangjiajie
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Kunming Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi (begins 28 October 2018),[12] Baoshan, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Diqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hat Yai, Huizhou, Jinan, Lijiang, Lincang, Mangshi, Nanjing, Nantong, Pattaya–U-Tapao,[13] Phuket, Pu'er, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Taizhou, Tengchong, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna, Yuncheng, Zhaotong, Zhengzhou, Zunyi–Maotai
Lao Airlines Vientiane
Loong Air Changchun, Ganzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Linyi, Ningbo
Lucky Air Anqing, Baoshan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Cangyuan, Chengdu, Chiang Mai,[14] Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Datong, Denpasar, Diqing, Ganzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Jieyang, Jinan, Jinzhou, Kaili, Koh Samui, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International, Lancang, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Longyan, Mangshi, Mianyang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Ninglang, Penang, Phu Quoc, Phuket, Pu'er, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tengchong, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna, Xuzhou, Yichang, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Seasonal: Cebu,[15] Manila[15]
Malindo Air Langkawi[16]
Okay Airways Changsha, Hefei, Nanjing, Tianjin, Xishuangbanna
Qingdao Airlines Hefei, Yantai
Ruili Airlines Beihai, Changzhi, Chengdu, Enshi, Fuzhou, Hohhot, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Lijiang, Mangshi, Phnom Penh,[17] Qingdao, Shenyang, Sihanoukville, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Xi'an, Xiangyang, Xishuangbanna, Yulin
Shandong Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Delhi, Jinan, Jingdezhen, Nanjing, Qingdao, Quzhou, Urumqi, Xiamen, Yantai
Shanghai Airlines Changsha, Hengyang, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Xishuangbanna, Wenzhou, Zhengzhou
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Lijiang, Nanjing, Quanzhou, Shenzhen, Tengchong, Wuxi
Sichuan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Jinan, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Mandalay, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Vientiane,[18] Wanzhou, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Xishuangbanna, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou
SilkAir Singapore
Spring Airlines Chengde, Huaihua, Mianyang, Qianjiang, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Yangzhou, Zunyi–Xinzhou
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Phuket
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang[19]
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin, Xi'an
Tibet Airlines Diqing, Lhasa, Mangshi
Uni Air Kaohsiung
Vietnam Airlines Charter: Phu Quoc
West Air Chongqing, Xishuangbanna
XiamenAir Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen, Zhuhai

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Newly-built Kunming Changshui Int'l Airport to be put into operation". 2012-06-08. Archived from the original on 2013-12-05.
  2. ^ Shi Guanglin (史广林) (25 November 2008). 投资230亿 昆明将拥有国家大型门户枢纽机场 (in Chinese). Chinanews Yunnan. Retrieved 2012-08-05.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ 昆明新机场规划设计创新 (in Chinese). 2010-05-08. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13.
  4. ^ "7 dead, 34 injured in SW China overpass collapse". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. ^ 马玉佳. "Kunming airport collapse injures 11". Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Main work of terminal project of new Kunming airport to be completed". Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Kunming Changshui International Airport Transportation: Shuttle Bus, Taxi". www.travelchinaguide.com. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  8. ^ "飞常准:用科技助力民航高效发展,推动智慧航旅服务升级". Soho. 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  9. ^ a b c d 新航季 · 新航线 ① | 东航云南始发新航线即将开启!快来Pick你心仪的目的地!
  10. ^ a b 新航季 · 新航线 (一) ▎东航3月25日起执行夏秋航季航班计划!
  11. ^ 南航云南分公司在昆明成立
  12. ^ "Kunming Airlines adds Kunming – Bangkok route form late-Oct 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Kunming Airlines adds Utapao service from July 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  14. ^ Lucky Air adds Chiang Mai service from July 2018 Routesonline. 24 May 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Lucky Air schedules Philippines service in June 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  16. ^ Malindo Air adds new Langkawi – China routes from May 2018 Routesonline. 10 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Ruili Airlines adds Phnom Penh service from June 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  18. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Sichuan Airlines adds new Laos route from May 2017". Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Thai Lion Air files Kunming preliminary schedule in Oct 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 29 August 2017.

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