Qiemo Airport (former)

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Qiemo Airport

且末机场

Qiěmò Jīchǎng
Summary
Airport typePublic (closed)
OperatorCivil Aviation Administration of China
LocationQiemo, Xinjiang, China
Elevation AMSL1,252 m / 4,108 ft
Coordinates38°8′58″N 85°31′58″E / 38.14944°N 85.53278°E / 38.14944; 85.53278Coordinates: 38°8′58″N 85°31′58″E / 38.14944°N 85.53278°E / 38.14944; 85.53278
Map
Qiemo Airport is located in Xinjiang
Qiemo Airport
Qiemo Airport
Qiemo Airport is located in China
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Qiemo Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
? 1,700 5,577 ?

Qiemo Airport was an airport serving Qiemo Town in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. After passenger service to the airport ended in 2011, a 2012 CAAC report stated that Qiemo Airport had been closed. It was replaced by Qiemo Yudu Airport in December 2016, where Qiemo Town regained commercial air service.

History[edit]

Qiemo Airport received its last passenger flights in 2011.[1] In the same year, civil aviation officials in Xinjiang announced that a new airport would be built to serve Qiemo Town.[2] In its 2012 Civil Aviation Development Statistics Bulletin, the CAAC reported that Qiemo Airport had been closed.[3] The new airport, Qiemo Yudu Airport, opened on 19 December 2016, where commercial air service to Qiemo Town resumed.[1] The new airport has a runway longer than that of Qiemo Airport.[4][5]

Infrastructure[edit]

The airport resided at an elevation of 1,252 metres (4,108 ft) above mean sea level. It had one paved runway with dimensions 1,700 by 25 metres (5,577 ft × 82 ft).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Remote county reached by regular flight". China Daily. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Xinjiang to invest $4.6b in airport construction". China Daily. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. ^ Wong, Joy (21 May 2013). "CAAC Issues 2012 Civil Aviation Development Statistics Bulletin". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Profile on Qiemo Airport". CAPA - Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Profile on Qiemo Yudu Airport". CAPA - Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  6. ^ "IQM - Qiemo, 65, CN - Airport". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 26 December 2016.