Qingdao Liuting International Airport

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Qingdao Liuting
International Airport

TAO airport logo.svg
Qingdao Airport 01.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorQingdao International Airport Group Co., Ltd.
ServesQingdao, Shandong
LocationChengyang District, Qingdao
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL10 m / 33 ft
Coordinates36°15′58″N 120°22′28″E / 36.26611°N 120.37444°E / 36.26611; 120.37444Coordinates: 36°15′58″N 120°22′28″E / 36.26611°N 120.37444°E / 36.26611; 120.37444
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
TAO is located in Qingdao
TAO is located in Shandong
TAO is located in China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 3,400 11,155 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Cargo224,533.845 Ton
Num. of Flights182,642
Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Simplified Chinese青岛流亭国际机场
Traditional Chinese青島流亭國際機場

Qingdao Liuting International Airport (IATA: TAO, ICAO: ZSQD) is the main international airport serving the city of Qingdao in Shandong Province, China. It is about 31 km (19 mi) from the city center and serves as a hub for Shandong Airlines,Beijing Capital Airlines and Qingdao Airlines as well as a focus city for China Eastern Airlines.


From 2004 to 2006, the airport underwent an expansion of its terminal as well as adding more parking spaces which was part of its initial 2010 goal to expand Liuting Airport to handle 5.2 million passengers annually or 2400 passengers and almost 120,000 tons of cargo hourly. The runway was also extended to its current length.[citation needed] Its IATA code is used for its former romanized name Tsingtao.[citation needed]

In 2018, Qingdao Liuting was the 15th busiest airport in China with 24.53 million passengers.[1] Due to its lack of room to expand as it is being surrounded by the city, in December 2013, the Chinese government approved the construction of Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport which will replace Liuting as Qingdao's main airport by the second half of 2019.[2] [3]

Qingdao did not have a non-stop intercontinental air link until 29 March 2016, when Lufthansa's existing service to Frankfurt, Germany via Shenyang was upgraded to a non-stop flight to Frankfurt.[4] Later in the year, Beijing Capital Airlines introduced service to Melbourne, Australia[5] and Vancouver, Canada in early 2017.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Air Busan Busan
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Wuhan
Air Guilin Guilin, Xiangyang
Air Macau Macau[7]
Air Travel Hailar, Kunming
All Nippon Airways Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Narita
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Haikou, Hangzhou, Jeju,[8] Lijiang, London–Heathrow, Melbourne, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nanchang, Nanning, Shenyang, Sydney, Vancouver, Wuhan, Zhengzhou
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
Chengdu Airlines Guiyang, Jining, Yueyang
China Eastern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changbaishan, Changde,[9] Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Daqing, Dubai-International (begins 29 June 2019),[10] Fukuoka, Ganzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hengyang, Huizhou, Jiamusi, Jieyang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Liuzhou, Mudanjiang, Nagoya–Centrair, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Ordos,[11] Osaka–Kansai, Paris–Charles de Gaulle (begins 19 June 2019),[12] San Francisco, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei–TaoyuanTaiyuan, Tonghua, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an, Xining,[11] Xinyang,[13] Yanji, Yibin, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Yuncheng, Zhanjiang[14]
China Southern Airlines Beihai, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Daqing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Harbin, Hohhot, Kunming, Shanghai–Pudong, Shiyan, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiangyang, Xining, Yan'an, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
Kunming, Yinchuan
GX Airlines Huaihua, Nanning, Xiangyang
Hainan Airlines Guangzhou, Haikou, Harbin, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Wuhan
Hebei Airlines Qinhuangdao, Shijiazhuang
Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon
Jiangxi Air Nanchang
Juneyao Airlines Changchun, Nanjing, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Songyuan, Wuxi, Osaka–Kansai[15]
Korean Air Busan, Seoul–Incheon
Kunming Airlines Changsha
Lucky Air Kunming, Wuhan
Lufthansa Frankfurt
NokScoot Bangkok–Don Mueang
Okay Airways Changsha, Shenyang
Qingdao Airlines Anqing, Beihai, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuyang, Fuzhou, Ganzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Harbin, Huai'an, Karamay, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Phu Quoc, Quanzhou, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Urumqi, Yinchuan, Zhanjiang, Zunyi-Xinzhou
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Aksu, Anshun, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Daqing, Datong, Delhi, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Jiamusi, Jiansanjiang, Jieyang, Jingdezhen, Korla, Kunming, Lanzhou, Longnan, Mianyang, Mudanjiang, Nagoya–Centrair,[16] Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Osaka–Kansai, Qiqihar, Quzhou, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shangrao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuyishan, Xi'an, Xiamen, Xining, Yanji, Zhengzhou, Zhoushan, Zhuhai
Shanghai Airlines Dalian, Jiamusi, Jixi, Qiqihar, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Wenzhou
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Harbin, Nanchang, Nantong, Shenzhen, Yichun
Sichuan Airlines Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Xi'an
Spring Airlines Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao
Tianjin Airlines Guiyang, Hohhot, Huai'an, Nanchang, Wenzhou
Uni Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Vietjet Air Nha Trang[17]
XiamenAir Changchun, Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Los Angeles, Quanzhou, Sanya, Shenyang, Xiamen


ANA Cargo Naha[18]
Air Incheon Seoul–Incheon
China Southern Airlines Cargo Los Angeles


The airport is about 31 kilometres (19 mi) north of the city, and connected by taxis, three airport shuttle bus lines (701路, 702路, 703路), two tourism bus lines (Huangdao Special Line, Jiaonan Special Line), and intercity buses to neighboring cities.[19] When open, Line 7 of the Qingdao Metro will connect with the airport, operating trains between Qingdao International Sailing Centre and Bei'an Street, Jimo City.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2018年民航机场生产统计公报 (in Chinese). Civil Aviation Administration of China. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. ^ 青岛胶东国际机场正式获批 选址靠近大沽河. Xinhua (in Chinese). 6 December 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.janesairport360.com/article/10952/qingdao-project-exploits-green-technologies
  4. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/qingdao/2016-03/31/content_24213920.htm
  5. ^ https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12250169/capital-airlines-to-launch-qingdao-melbourne-route
  6. ^ https://biv.com/article/2017/01/chinas-capital-airlines-today-launches-first-vanco
  7. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279871/air-macau-expands-beijing-adds-qingdao-route-in-aug-2018/
  8. ^ "Beijing Capital adds Qingdao – Jeju service from Feb 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  9. ^ 10月27日起,东航湖南陆续新增6条航线
  10. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284420/china-eastern-schedules-qingdao-dubai-late-june-2019-launch/
  11. ^ a b 航季换新丨青岛西宁低至180元,更多新开航线冰点特惠价!!
  12. ^ "China Eastern schedules Qingdao – Paris June 2019 launch". Routesonline.com. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  13. ^ 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!
  14. ^ 就在今天|湛江-杭州-青岛顺利开航
  15. ^ "Juneyao Airlines adds Qingdao – Osaka service from late-March 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Shandong Airlines plans Nagoya service launch in S19". routesonline. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  17. ^ Direct flight links Qingdao, Vietnam's Nha Trang
  18. ^ http://www.japanupdate.com/2013/12/ana-to-add-more-cargo-flights-through-naha/
  19. ^ "Qingdao Liuting Airport Transportation: Shuttle and Inter-city Buses". www.travelchinaguide.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  20. ^ "Qingdao Subway, Metro Lines, Stations". www.travelchinaguide.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

External links[edit]

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