Nanning Wuxu International Airport

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Nanning Wuxu
International Airport

Nanzningz Vuzhih Gozci Gihcangz
南宁吴圩国际机场

Nánníng Wúxū Guójì Jīchǎng
Wuxu airport main builiding.jpg
Entrance to Nanning Wuxu International Airport Terminal 2, which opened in 2014
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Nanning
Location Nanning, Guangxi, China
Hub for GX Airlines
Elevation AMSL 128 m / 420 ft
Coordinates 22°36′29.76″N 108°10′20.79″E / 22.6082667°N 108.1724417°E / 22.6082667; 108.1724417
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
NNG is located in China
NNG
NNG
Location in China
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 11,558,000
Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Traditional Chinese 南寧吳圩機場
Simplified Chinese 南宁吴圩机场

Nanning Wuxu Airport (IATA: NNGICAO: ZGNN) is an airport serving Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Autonomous Region, China. It is located 32 km south-west of the centre of the city. The airport was built in 1962, with improvements made in 1990.[1] Terminal 2, with an area measuring 189,000 m2, opened in 25 September 2014. It is designed to handle 16 million passengers annually. The number of passengers reached 1 million in 2002, and jumped to 2 million by 2006. In 2016, 11.56 million passengers used the airport.

History during World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airport was known as Nanning Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign (1942–1945). It was used primarily by reconnaissance units, which operated unarmed P-38 Lightning photo-recon aircraft that flew over Japanese-held territory and obtained intelligence used by combat units. Detachments of fighter and bomber squadrons also operated occasionally from the airfield, along with being a supply point for the 2d Combat Cargo Squadron, which air-dropped supplies and munitions to ground forces on the front lines. At the end of the war, the transports also hauled men, horses and mules to the airfield. The Americans closed their facilities at the end of October 1945.[2][3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passengers[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shanghai–Pudong
Air Macau Macau
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Hangzhou, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Sanya, Yinchuan
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong (begins 8 January 2018)[4]
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Wenzhou, Wuhan,
China Eastern Airlines Changsha, Haikou, Hefei, Kunming, Nanjing, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Wenzhou, Wuhan
China Eastern Airlines Da Nang, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Yangon
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
China Express Airlines Chongqing
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Haikou, Harbin, Hefei, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Seoul–Incheon, Taipei–Taoyuan
GX Airlines Bijie, Changsha, Haikou, Hefei, Hohhot, Jining, Linyi, Nanchang, Nanyang, Qingdao, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yichang, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Haikou, Hangzhou
Hainan Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Hebei Airlines Chongqing, Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Kunming Airlines Kunming, Xiamen
Lucky Air Fuzhou, Kunming
Lucky Air Bandar Seri Begawan,[5] Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta-Soekarno Hatta
New Gen Airways Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang
Nok Air Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket
Okay Airways Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xi'an
Philippine Airlines Manila
Charter: Cebu
Ruili Airlines Kunming, Wenzhou
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xiamen, Yantai, Zhuhai
Shenzhen Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hohhot, Jinan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Sanya, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
Shenzhen Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Kunming, Wuhan, Xi'an
Sichuan Airlines Ho Chi Minh City
Sky Wings Asia Airlines Charter: Siem Reap
Spring Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao
Thai AirAsia U-Tapao–Pattaya
Tianjin Airlines Changsha, Dalian, Guiyang, Haikou, Hefei, Hohhot, Kunming, Lanzhou, Linyi, Luzhou, Nanchang, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Sanya, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Zhengzhou, Zunyi
Vietnam Airlines Ho Chi Minh City[6]
Charter: Nha Trang
West Air Hefei[7]
Xiamen Airlines Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Xiamen

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
China Cargo Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao
China Postal Airlines Nanchang, Nanjing
SF Airlines Hangzhou, Shenzhen

Ground transportation[edit]

Beside parking facilities and taxis, two airport bus lines connect the airport with the city center: Line No. 1 serving the Chaoyang Road Airline Ticket Office (near Nanning Railway Station) and Line No. 2 serving Wuxiang Square.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4
  3. ^ USAFHRA document search – Nanning
  4. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275544/cathay-dragon-adds-nanning-service-from-jan-2018/
  5. ^ "Lucky Air expands Brunei flights from July 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Vietnam Airlines further expands Chinese routes in S17". routesonline. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "China West Air expands Hefei operation from Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

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