Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

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Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
西安咸阳国际机场
Airport, Terminal JP7562176.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator XXIA
Serves Xi'an
Location Weicheng District, Xianyang, Shaanxi
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 479 m / 1,572 ft
Coordinates 34°26′16.1″N 108°45′23.6″E / 34.437806°N 108.756556°E / 34.437806; 108.756556Coordinates: 34°26′16.1″N 108°45′23.6″E / 34.437806°N 108.756556°E / 34.437806; 108.756556
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
XIY is located in China
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Location of airport in China
XIY is located in Asia
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XIY (Asia)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R 3,000 9,843 Concrete
05R/23L 3,800 12,467 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 36,994,506
Cargo 233,779.0 Ton
Aircraft movements 291,027
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 the main airport serving Xi'an, the capital of 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 a focus city for Hainan Airlines.

In 2015, the airport handled 32,970,215 passengers, making it the busiest airport in northwest China and the 8th busiest nationwide. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was also the nation's 14th 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 41 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Xi'an city centre, and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of the centre of Xianyang.[1]

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 on August 1987, and was finished and opened on 1 September 1991. Xi'an Xiguan Airport was closed at the same time.[1] 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.

Terminal 3 and second runway[edit]

Terminal 3 and the second runway were opened on 3 May 2012,[2] 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]

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Terminal 2
Interior view of Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Terminal 2
Terminal 3 drop-off zone
Terminal 3 Airport departure hall
AirlinesDestinations
9 Air Guangzhou, Haikou
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Charter: Busan
Air Chang'an Changchun, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hailar, Huai'an, Huaihua, Jingdezhen, Lianyungang, Nanchang, Ningbo, Sanya, Shenyang, Tongliao, Tongren, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xining, Yantai, Yichang, Yinchuan, Zhuhai
Air China Beijing–Capital, Guilin, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Yinchuan
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Dalian
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Beijing Capital Airlines Changchun, Chongqing, Dalian, Enshi, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Huangshan, Jinan, Lijiang, Nanning, Qianjiang, Sanya, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Tianjin, Xiamen, Yichun, Zhangjiajie
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Changsha, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Altay,[3] Baoshan, Baotou, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Chongqing, Dali,[4] Dalian, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Golmud, Golog, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hanzhong, Harbin, Hefei, Hengyang, Hohhot, Hong Kong, Huatugou, Jiayuguan, Jieyang, Jinan, Jinchang,[5] Jinggangshan, Karamay, Krabi, Korla, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Luliang, Mangshi, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Naha, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning,[6] Ningbo, Ngari, Ordos, Prague, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shaoyang,[7] Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shigatse,[8] Saint Petersburg,[9] Taipei–Taoyuan, Tongliao, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xichang, Xilinhot, Xining, Xishuangbanna, Yan'an, Yancheng, Yantai, Yinchuan, Yulin, Yushu, Zhangjiajie, Zhanjiang, Zhangye,[10] Zhongwei,[11] Zhuhai[12]
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Ordos, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
China Express Airlines Alxa Left Banner, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Nanjing, Tianshui
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Daqing, Datong, Dunhuang, Guangzhou, Guilin, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Jieyang, Jinan, Kashgar, Korla, Kunming, Meixian, Nanning, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xining, Yinchuan, Yining, Yulin, Zhanjiang, Zhuhai
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Guiyang
Donghai Airlines Shenzhen, Xingyi
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Fuzhou Airlines Chizhou, Fuzhou, Harbin, Hohhot, Nanchang, Ningbo
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali[13]
GX Airlines Bijie, Nanning
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Melbourne, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Qingdao, Rome–Fiumicino, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Narita, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhai, Xiamen, Xining, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Zhuhai
Hebei Airlines Beihai, Shijiazhuang
JC International Airlines Siem Reap
Jiangxi Air Nanchang, Ürümqi
Jin Air Charter: Jeju
Joy Air Alxa Left Banner, Ejin Banner, Hefei, Wuhan, Xiangyang, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou
Juneyao Airlines Guyuan, Haikou, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Xining, Yinchuan, Zhongwei
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Kunming Airlines Kunming, Mangshi
Lanmei Airlines Siem Reap
Lion Air Charter: Denpasar, Kota Kinabalu[14]
Loong Air Beijing–Capital, Bijie, Chifeng, Enshi, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Lijiang, Nha Trang[15]
Lucky Air Baoshan, Kunming, Lijiang, Mangshi, Mianyang
Maldivian Charter: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Malé
Okay Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Cebu,[16] Changsha, Guilin, Kalibo, Nanchang, Nanning, Phuket,[17] Tianjin, Urumqi, Zhuhai
NokScoot Bangkok–Don Mueang[18]
Royal Brunei Airlines Charter: Bandar Seri Begawan[19]
Ruili Airlines Dalian, Jinan, Kunming
SCAT Airlines Almaty[20]
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Guiyang, Hefei, Jinan, Longnan, Qingdao, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Xining, Yantai
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Huizhou, Jinan, Linyi, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Quanzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xining, Yangzhou, Yinchuan
Sichuan Airlines Altay, Beihai, Changchun, Chengdu, Chiang Mai, Chongqing, Daocheng, Dongying, Guilin, Haikou, Harbin, Jinan, Kunming, Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Xiahe, Xiamen, Xining, Yibin, Yining, Yulin, Zhongwei
Spring Airlines Osaka–Kansai, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Lion Air Phuket[21]
Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang[22]
Tianjin Airlines Anshun, Changsha, Chongqing, Chifeng, Dalian, Dongying, Dunhuang, Fuyang, Ganzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hailar, Hami, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Huaihua, Jieyang, Jinan, Kunming, Lijiang, London Heathrow,[23] Luzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Ordos, Osaka–Kansai, Qingyang, Qinhuangdao, Rizhao, Sanya, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Yulin, Zhuhai
Tibet Airlines Kathmandu,[24] Lhasa
Uni Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Urumqi Air Urumqi
Vietnam Airlines Seasonal charter: Da Nang
West Air Chongqing
XiamenAir Changsha, Fuzhou, Guyuan, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Quanzhou, Singapore, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wanzhou, Xiamen, Xining, Yichang, Yinchuan

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.

A rail link between Xi'an North Railway Station and the airport is under construction and is expected to open in 2018.

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]

References[edit]

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