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Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

Coordinates: 34°26′16.1″N 108°45′23.6″E / 34.437806°N 108.756556°E / 34.437806; 108.756556
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Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

西安咸阳国际机场
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorChina West Airport Group
ServesXi'an
LocationWeicheng, Xianyang, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Opened1 September 1991; 32 years ago (1991-09-01)
Hub for
Elevation AMSL479 m / 1,572 ft
Coordinates34°26′16.1″N 108°45′23.6″E / 34.437806°N 108.756556°E / 34.437806; 108.756556
Websitewww.xxia.com
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
XIY/ZLXY is located in China
XIY/ZLXY
XIY/ZLXY
Location of airport in China
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R 3,000 9,843 Concrete
05R/23L 3,800 12,467 Concrete
Statistics (2021)
Passengers30,173,312
Cargo (in tons)395,604.5
Aircraft movements256,965
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Simplified Chinese西安咸阳国际机场
Traditional Chinese西安咸陽國際機場

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA: XIY, ICAO: ZLXY) is an international airport serving the city of Xi'an, the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, as well as the whole Guanzhong area. Covering an area of 5 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi), it is the largest airport in Northwest China, and the second largest airport in Northern China. The airport was the hub for China Northwest Airlines until the company was merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2002. Xi'an Airport is also the hub for Joy Air and Hainan Airlines.[1] Xi'an Xianyang International Airport is a Skytrax 4-star airport.[2]

In 2018, the airport handled 44,650,000 passengers, making it the busiest airport in northwest China. It is the ninth busiest airport nationwide. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was also the nation's 9th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 7th busiest airport by traffic movements.

Location[edit]

The airport is located within the administrative area of Xianyang city, which gives the airport its name. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Xi'an city centre, and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of the centre of Xianyang.[3]

History[edit]

Before Xianyang Airport was built, Xi'an was served by Xi'an Xiguan Airport. In 1984, the State Council of China and the Central Military Commission proposed to build a large civil airport on the site of Xianyang's airfield. Phase 1 of the airport commenced construction in August 1987, and was finished and opened on 1 September 1991. Xi'an Xiguan Airport was closed at the same time.[3] Phase 2 started in August 2000, and was finished on 16 September 2003. Another 7.592-billion-yuan project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Finnair's service to Helsinki was the first intercontinental route out of Xi'an, launching on 14 June 2013. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of Russian airspace resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the route has since been cancelled.[4]

Construction of Terminal 5 began in 2022 and is expected to be completed by 2025.

Terminal 3 and second runway[edit]

Terminal 3 and the second runway were opened on 3 May 2012,[5] increasing the airport's capacity to more than 33 million passengers a year. The new terminal alone can handle 22 million passengers a year, twice as many as the other two terminals combined. Airlines that moved into the new terminal are China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Shanghai Airlines. The second runway is 3,800 meters long and is large enough to handle the Airbus A380.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Interior view of Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Terminal 2
Terminal T3, Xianyang International Airport
Terminal 3 Airport departure hall
Waiting area
AirlinesDestinations
9 Air Guangzhou, Tumxuk,[6] Turpan
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International[7]
Air Busan Busan
Air Chang'an Altay, Bazhong, Beihai, Changchun, Chifeng, Dalian, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Huai'an, Huaihua, Jingdezhen, Lianyungang, Mudanjiang, Ningbo, Qinhuangdao, Sanya, Shenyang, Tongliao, Tongren, Weifang, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Yantai, Yichang, Yinchuan, Yingkou, Zhuhai
Air China Astana, Beijing–Capital, Beijing–Daxing, Guilin, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Karamay, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Wuhan
Air China Inner Mongolia Beijing–Capital
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon (resumes 1 July 2024)[8]
Batik Air Malaysia Charter: Kuching
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Changchun, Chenzhou, Chizhou, Enshi, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Huangshan, Lijiang,[9] Mangshi, Nanjing, Quanzhou, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Songyuan, Xiamen, Yichun (Jiangxi), Yining, Yueyang
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Changsha, Fuzhou, Guiyang
China Eastern Airlines Aksu, Altay, Beijing–Daxing, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Dongying, Dubai–International, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Golmud, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Hong Kong, Hotan, Jiayuguan, Jieyang, Jinan, Jinchang, Jinggangshan, Karamay, Kashgar, Korla, Kunming, Kuqa, Lanzhou,[10] Lhasa, Lianyungang,[10] Lüliang, Macau,[11] Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[12] Nanchang, Nanjing, Nantong, Ningbo, Ordos, Phuket, Qingdao, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon,[10] Shache, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shigatse–Peace, Sydney,[13] Taizhou, Tianjin,[10] Tokyo–Narita, Ürümqi, Weihai, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuhu, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xining, Xinyang, Xishuangbanna, Yan'an, Yantai, Yinchuan, Yining, Yiwu, Yulin (Shaanxi), Yushu, Zhangye, Zhuhai, Zunyi–Maotai[14]
China Express Airlines Changzhi, Chengde, Fuzhou,[15] Hangzhou, Korla, Qingdao,[16] Quzhou, Shangrao, Xiangyang[15]
China Southern Airlines Almaty, Ashgabat, Beijing–Daxing, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chengdu–Tianfu,[17] Chongqing, Dalian, Daqing, Guangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hotan, Jieyang, Jinan, Kashgar, Korla, Kunming, Nanning, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shiyan, Ürümqi, Wuhan, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Zhuhai
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Xingyi[18]
Dalian Airlines Beijing–Capital[19]
Donghai Airlines Jingzhou, Shenzhen
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou, Guiyang, Harbin, Hohhot, Tianjin
GX Airlines Jining,[20] Nanning, Yulin (Shaanxi)
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qianjiang,[21] Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shaoguan,[22] Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tokyo–Narita, Ürümqi, Wuhai, Xiamen, Xishuangbanna, Yinchuan, Zhuhai
Hebei Airlines Beijing–Daxing
Jiangxi Air Nanchang, Ürümqi
Jeju Air Jeju
Jin Air Seasonal: Jeju
Joy Air Changsha,[23] Harbin,[24] Tianjin,[24] Yantai[24]
Juneyao Air Guyuan, Haikou, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Wuxi, Zhongwei
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Kunming Airlines Kunming, Mangshi,[25] Tengchong
Loong Air Baotou,[26] Bishkek, Changzhou, Chifeng,[26] Enshi,[27] Hangzhou,[27] Harbin, Kashgar,[27] Korla,[27] Samarqand,[28] Tashkent, Weihai,[27] Yantai,[27] Yinchuan[27]
Seasonal charter: Kota Kinabalu
Lucky Air Kunming, Lijiang,[9] Xishuangbanna
Okay Airways Changsha, Jiujiang, Nanchang, Nanning,[29] Ningbo,[30] Shenzhen, Tianjin, Ürümqi
Ruili Airlines Hohhot, Kunming, Shenyang
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Aksu, Guilin, Guiyang, Jinan, Longnan, Qingdao, Xiamen, Yantai
Shanghai Airlines Budapest (begins 22 June 2024),[31] Shanghai–Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Hefei, Huizhou, Linyi, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Quanzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Wuxi, Yangzhou, Yantai,[32] Yinchuan
Sichuan Airlines Altay, Beihai, Changchun, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chiang Mai, Chongqing, Diqing, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Jinan, Kunming, Lhasa, Lijiang, Luzhou, Nyingchi, Osaka–Kansai, Panzhihua,[33] Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Ürümqi, Wanzhou, Xichang, Xishuangbanna, Yantai, Yibin, Yinchuan, Yingkou
Spring Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Dalian, Fuyang, Jieyang, Nanchang, Ningbo,[30] Osaka–Kansai (resumes 5 July 2024),[34] Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shangrao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tonghua, Ürümqi
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Phuket
Tianjin Airlines Anqing,[35] Anshun,[36] Baotou,[37] Bayannur, Changde, Chifeng, Chongqing, Dalian, Ganzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hailar,[37] Hami, Harbin, Hengyang, Hohhot, Huaihua, Jinan, Korla,[35] Kunming, Libo,[36] Lijiang,[35] London–Heathrow, Nanjing, Quanzhou,[35] Sanya, Shenyang, Tacheng, Tianjin, Ulanhot,[26] Ürümqi, Wuhai, Xiamen, Yancheng,[35] Yulin (Guangxi),[36] Yulin (Shaanxi), Zhuhai, Zunyi–Maotai,[14] Zunyi–Xinzhou
Tibet Airlines Dali,[38] Hangzhou,[39] Jinan,[39] Kunming,[39] Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanjing,[39] Nantong,[39] Nyingchi, Qamdo, Shenyang,[39] Shenzhen,[39] Shigatse–Peace, Xishuangbanna[39]
Urumqi Air Zhanjiang[40]
VietJet Air Ho Chi Minh City[41]
XiamenAir Changsha, Fuzhou, Guyuan, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Wanzhou, Xiamen, Yinchuan, Zhongwei

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
China Postal Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Korean Air Cargo Seoul–Incheon
SF Airlines Tokyo–Narita
YTO Cargo Airlines Almaty, Tashkent

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at XIY airport. See Wikidata query.

Ground transportation[edit]

Eight airport bus routes connect the airport well with the Xi'an and Xianyang city.

There are also long-distance buses which connect the airport with Baoji, Yangling, Lintong, Hancheng, Hanzhong, Weinan, Tongchuan, Yan'an, Qingyang, and Pingliang.

Xi'an Metro Line 14 between Beikezhan (Beiguangchang) station and the airport was opened on September 29, 2019. The line extended to Heshao on June 29, 2021.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Figures along the Airport Express highway leading to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
  • On 6 June 1994, China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 broke up in mid-air and crashed near Xi'an, en route to Guangzhou from Xi'an. A maintenance error was responsible. All 160 people on board died.

See also[edit]

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