Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
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ئۈرۈمچى دىۋوپۇ خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى
Wūlǔmùqí Dìwōpù Guójì Jīchǎng
|Operator||Xinjiang Airport Group Co. Ltd.|
|Serves||Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China|
|Focus city for||Hainan Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||648 m / 2,126 ft|
Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (simplified Chinese: 乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场; traditional Chinese: 烏魯木齊地窩堡國際機場; pinyin: Wūlǔmùqí Dìwōpù Guójì Jīchǎng, Xiao'erjing: ءُلُمُٿِ دِوَعپُ قُوَعکِ كِچْا IPA: [úlùmûtɕʰǐ tîwɔ́pʰû ku̯ɔ̌tɕî tɕíʈʂʰɑ̀ŋ]; Uyghur: ئۈرۈمچى دىۋوپۇ خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى, ULY: Ürümchi Diwopu Xelqara Ayroporti, UYY: Ürümqi Diwopu Həlⱪ’ara Ayroporti, USY: Үрүмчи Хәлқара Айропорти) (IATA: URC, ICAO: ZWWW) is an airport serving Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. The airport is located in Diwopu township of Xinshi district, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of downtown Ürümqi. A hub for China Southern Airlines and as a focus city for Hainan Airlines, the airport handled 16,311,140 passengers in 2014, making it the 15th busiest airport in China by passenger traffic.
Ürümqi Airport was opened to foreign passengers in 1973, and has been the emergency landing ground for airlines to Europe and west Asia.
The airport covers an area of 4.84 million sq. metres. Its newly built runway is 3600 m (11,811 ft) in length. The airport can allow the landing of large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The 110,000 sq. metre apron can accommodate over 30 aircraft.
Construction of Terminal 3 to the west of the older terminal building began in April 2007 at a cost of 2.8 billion yuan (350 million U.S. dollars). It increased Diwopu's ability to handle more than three times its current (2007) 5.13 million passengers annually to 16.35 million passengers and also be able to handle 275,000 tons of cargo and 155,000 aircraft a year. Terminal 3 also added an additional 21 jet bridges and nearly 106,000 square meters of new terminal space. The terminal opened in 2009.
Airlines and destinations
|Silk Way Airlines||Baku|
- Airport information for ZWWW from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for URC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
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