Sanming Shaxian Airport

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Sanming Shaxian Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Sanming
Location Sha County, Fujian, China
Opened 7 March 2016
Coordinates 26°25′41″N 117°50′42″E / 26.42806°N 117.84500°E / 26.42806; 117.84500Coordinates: 26°25′41″N 117°50′42″E / 26.42806°N 117.84500°E / 26.42806; 117.84500
Map
SQJ is located in Fujian
SQJ
SQJ
Location of airport in Fujian
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
2,600 8,530
Source:[1]
Sanming Shaxian Airport
Simplified Chinese 三明沙县机场

Sanming Shaxian Airport (IATA: SQJICAO: ZSSM) is an airport serving the city of Sanming in Fujian Province, China. It is located in Fenggang Subdistrict of Sha County (Shaxian). After several false starts, the airport was opened in March 2016.

History[edit]

Construction of Sanming Airport was first approved by the national government in 1993 and began in 1995, but stopped in 1998 in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis after 160 million yuan was already spent.[2][3] Construction resumed in 2005 with private investment, and the airport was declared the first privately owned airport in China,[2] but soon stopped again for undisclosed reasons. In 2009 construction started for the third time, back with government funding worth 1.447 billion yuan.[1] The airport was opened on 7 March 2016.[4]

Facilities[edit]

The airport has one runway that is 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) long (extendable to 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) in the future) and 45 metres (148 ft) wide (class 4C), and a 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) terminal building. It is designed to handle 430,000 passengers annually by 2020.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen
Hainan Airlines Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Tangshan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "三明沙县机场". Sanming City Government. 2011-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b "福建省三明机场续建开工典礼在沙县隆重举行". Carnoc. 2005-12-27. 
  3. ^ "福建三明机场今天开工建设". Xinhua Net. 2005-12-28. 
  4. ^ "三明沙县机场7日首航 定位为民航支线机场". Carnoc. 2016-03-07.