Shantou Waisha Airport

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Shantou Waisha Airport


Shàntóu Wàishā Jīchǎng
Airport typeMilitary (1956–)
Civilian (1974–2011)
OwnerPeople's Liberation Army
OperatorPeople's Liberation Army Air Force
LocationLonghu District, Shantou
Coordinates23°25′30″N 116°45′37″E / 23.42500°N 116.76028°E / 23.42500; 116.76028Coordinates: 23°25′30″N 116°45′37″E / 23.42500°N 116.76028°E / 23.42500; 116.76028
Waisha Airport is located in Guangdong
Waisha Airport
Waisha Airport
Location in Guangdong
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,500 8,202 Concrete

Shantou Waisha Airport (Chinese: 汕头外砂机场) is a military air base in the city of Shantou in Guangdong province, China. It was formerly the main public airport serving the Shantou until Jieyang Chaoshan Airport was opened on December 15th, 2011 and all civilian flights were transferred to the new airport.[1]

Shantou Waisha Airport is located in Longhu District and opened in 1956 as a military airport for People's Liberation Army Air Force. It opened for commercial air carriers on April 15th, 1974.

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