Qingdao Liuting International Airport
|Operator||Qingdao International Airport Group Co., Ltd.|
|Location||Chengyang District, Qingdao|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||10 m / 33 ft|
CAAC airport chart
|Qingdao Liuting International Airport|
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 and Qingdao Airlines as well as a focus city for Beijing Capital Airlines and 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. Its IATA code is used for its former romanized name Tsingtao.
In 2012, Qingdao Liuting was the 17th busiest airport in China with 12,601,152 passengers. In December 2013, the Chinese government approved the construction of Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport which will replace Liuting as Qingdao's main airport.
Airlines and destinations
|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. 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.
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