Shache Airport

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Shache Airport
Airport type Public
Serves Yarkant (Shache), Xinjiang, China
Location Zirefuxiati
Opened 1 August 2017
Elevation AMSL 1,290 m / 4,232 ft
Coordinates 38°14′42″N 77°03′36″E / 38.245°N 77.060°E / 38.245; 77.060Coordinates: 38°14′42″N 77°03′36″E / 38.245°N 77.060°E / 38.245; 77.060
QSZ is located in Xinjiang
Location of airport
QSZ is located in China
QSZ (China)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,000 9,843 ?
Source: [1]
Shache Airport
Simplified Chinese 莎车机场

Shache Airport (IATA: QSZ, ICAO: ZWSC) is an airport that serves Yarkant County (Shache) in Kashgar Prefecture of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. It is located near Zirefuxiati Village (孜热甫夏提) of Zirefuxiati Tajik Township. The airport received approval from the State Council of China and the Central Military Commission in January 2014. The estimated cost of construction was 541 million yuan.[1] Shache Airport opened on 1 August 2017 as the 19th airport in Xinjiang.[2][3]


Carnoc reported in 2014 that the airport would have a 3,000-meter runway (class 4C), a 3,000 square-meter terminal building, and four aircraft parking places. It is projected to handle 200,000 passengers and 830 tons of cargo annually by 2020.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

China Express Airlines Korla
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi[2][4]
Urumqi Air Kuqa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 新疆莎车民用机场项目获国务院中央军委批复. Carnoc (in Chinese). 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  2. ^ a b "Shache, China opens to commercial traffic". ch-aviation. 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  3. ^ "Xinjiang to invest 14.4 billion yuan on airport construction". China Daily. Xinhua News Agency. 2017-04-17. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  4. ^ "Direct flight connects Xinjiang's Shache, Urumqi". Xinhua News Agency. 2017-07-25. Retrieved 2017-08-07.