Kunming Changshui International Airport

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Kunming Changshui
International Airport

昆明长水国际机场
Kūnmíng Chángshuǐ Guójì Jīchǎng
The top of New Kunming Airport.jpg
View from roof of the airport terminal.
Summary
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
Map
KMG is located in Yunnan
KMG
KMG
Location in Yunnan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
04/22 4,500 14,764 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 41,980,339
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 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 known as the two national gateway hub airports of China. The main terminal was designed by architectural firm SOM with engineering firm Arup.

Terminal[edit]

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[edit]

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]

Transportation[edit]

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]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
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
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong International
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Liuzhou, Xiamen, Xishuangbanna Domestic
China Eastern Airlines Anshun, Baoshan, Baotou, Beihai, Beijing–Capital, Cangyuan,[8] Changsha, Chengdu, Chizhou, Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Daocheng, Diqing, Guangzhou, Guilin(begins 1st July 2017),[9] Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Huangshan, Jiayuguan, Jinan, Jingdezhen, Jining, Lancang[10], Lanzhou, Lhasa, Liping, Lijiang, Lincang, Linfen, 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, 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, Luang Prabang, Malé, Mandalay, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Seoul–Incheon, Siem Reap, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Vancouver, Vientiane, Yangon International
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Shanghai–Hongqiao, Tianjin Domestic
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
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
Kunming Airlines Phuket (begins 17 July 2017)[11] International
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, Huai'an, Jinan, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Mangshi, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Pu'er, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tengchong, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna, Xuzhou, Yichang, Yichun, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai Domestic
Lucky Air Bandar Seri Begawan (begins 8 July 2017),[12] Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,Denpasar,Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Kuala Lumpur–International, Moscow–Domodedovo (begins 12 June 2017),[13]Phuket, Samui
Seasonal: Cebu,[14] Manila[14]
International
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
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, Vientiane[15] International
SilkAir Singapore International
SriLankan Airlines Colombo International
Spring Airlines Changde, Huaihua, Mianyang, Qianjiang, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Zunyi Domestic
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang International
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai International
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin, Xi'an Domestic
Uni Air Kaohsiung International
Vietnam Airlines Charter: Phu Quoc
West Air (China) Chongqing, Xishuangbanna Domestic
XiamenAir 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newly-built Kunming Changshui Int'l Airport to be put into operation". 2012-06-08. 
  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. 
  3. ^ 昆明新机场规划设计创新 (in Chinese). 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-01/03/content_9257535.htm
  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. ^ 新航线 • 秘境澜沧 | 5月26日起,东航新开〖昆明-澜沧〗航线!
  9. ^ 新航线 • 漓江山水美如画 | 7月1日起,东航新开【昆明-桂林】往返航线!
  10. ^ 澜沧景迈机场通航运营 云南再添“空中走廊”
  11. ^ "ทอท. รับสายการบินใหม่กัมพูชา-คุนหมิงแอร์ไลน์ สู่สนามบินดอนเมือง-ภูเก็ต (Kunming Airlines will operate 3 direct flights a week from KMG to HKT served by Boeing 737-800 aircraft)" (in Thai). thairath.co.th. 9 June 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Lucky Air plans Brunei launch in July 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  13. ^ Liu, Jim (7 April 2017). "Lucky Air plans Moscow June 2017 debut". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Lucky Air schedules Philippines service in June 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  15. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272747/sichuan-airlines-adds-new-laos-route-from-may-2017/

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