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 typePublic
OperatorXXIA
ServesXi'an
LocationWeicheng District, Xianyang, Shaanxi
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; 108.756556Coordinates: 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
XIY
XIY
Location of airport in China
XIY is located in Asia
XIY
XIY
XIY (Asia)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R 3,000 9,843 Concrete
05R/23L 3,800 12,467 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers36,994,506
Cargo233,779.0 Ton
Aircraft movements291,027
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 Anshun, Guangzhou, Haikou, Qianjiang
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Charter: Busan
Air Chang'an Changchun, Changsha, Dalian, Fuzhou, Haikou, Harbin, Hefei, Huai'an, Huaihua, Huizhou, Jiamusi, Jingdezhen, Lianyungang, Liuzhou, Nanchang, Ningbo, Sanya, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Taizhou, Tongliao, Tongren, Urumqi, Weifang, Xiamen, Xining, Yichang, Yinchuan, Yingkou, Zhuhai
Air China Beijing–Capital, Guilin, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Karamay, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Wuhan
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Dalian
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Beijing Capital Airlines Changchun, Dali, Enshi, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Huangshan, Lijiang, Nanjing, Nanning, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Yichun
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Changsha, Hohhot
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Baotou, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Chongqing, Dali,[3] Dalian, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Golmud, Golog, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hengyang, Hohhot, Huatugou, Jiayuguan, Jieyang, Jinan, Jinchang,[4] Jinggangshan, Karamay, Kashgar, Kunming, Lhasa, Liuzhou, Luliang, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Ningbo, Ordos, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xining, Xinyang,[5] Xishuangbanna, Yan'an, Yancheng, Yantai, Yinchuan, Yulin, Yushu, Zhangjiajie, Zhangye,[6] Zhanjiang, Zhuhai[7]
China Eastern Airlines Hong Kong, Krabi, Madrid (ends 30 March 2019),[8] Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka–Kansai, Prague, Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita
China Express Airlines Alxa Left Banner, Chengde, Chongqing, Dalian, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Quanzhou, Tianshui, Ulanhot, Yantai, Yongzhou, Zhuhai
China Southern Airlines Beihai, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Daqing, Datong, Guangzhou, Guilin, Harbin, Hefei, Hotan, Jieyang, Jinan, Kashgar, Korla, Kunming, Meixian, Nanning, Qionghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Turpan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Yulin, Zhanjiang, Zhuhai
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Guiyang
Donghai Airlines Shenzhen, Xingyi
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Fuzhou Airlines Chizhou, Fuzhou, Hailar, Harbin, Hohhot, Ningbo, Quanzhou, Tianjin
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali[9]
GX Airlines Bijie, Nanning, Yulin
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhai, Xiamen, Xining, Yinchuan, Zhuhai
Hainan Airlines Melbourne, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino, Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Narita
Hebei Airlines Beihai, Shijiazhuang
JC International Airlines Siem Reap
Jiangxi Air Nanchang, Urumqi
Jin Air Charter: Jeju
Joy Air Alxa Left Banner, Ejin Banner, Hefei, Xiangyang, Zhengzhou
Juneyao Airlines Guyuan, Haikou, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Xining, Zhongwei, Zunyi–Maotai
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Kunming Airlines Baoshan, Changchun, Kunming, Tengchong
Lanmei Airlines Siem Reap
Lion Air Charter: Denpasar, Kota Kinabalu[10]
Loong Air Bijie, Enshi, Hangzhou, Lijiang, Nanchang, Shenyang, Shiyan, Weihai, Zhuhai
Loong Air Jeju,[11] Macau (begins 18 November, 2018), Nha Trang[12]
Lucky Air Baoshan, Kunming, Lijiang, Mangshi
Maldivian Charter: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Malé
Okay Airways Changsha, Nanning, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Urumqi
Okay Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket[13]
NokScoot Bangkok–Don Mueang[14]
Royal Brunei Airlines Charter: Bandar Seri Begawan[15]
Ruili Airlines Baotou, Dalian, Hohhot, Kunming
SCAT Airlines Almaty[16]
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Aksu, Guilin, Guiyang, Hefei, Jinan, Longnan, Qingdao, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Xining, Yantai
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Hefei, Huizhou, Jieyang (begins 1 January, 2019), Linyi, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Panzhihua, Quanzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taizhou, Wuxi, Yangzhou, Yinchuan
Shenzhen Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Sichuan Airlines Altay, Beihai, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Jinan, Kunming, Lhasa, Lijiang, Mangshi, Nyingchi, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Xiahe, Xichang, Xining, Yibin, Yinchuan, Yingkou, Zhuhai
Sichuan Airlines Chiang Mai, Mandalay (begins 31 March 2019),[17] Osaka-Kansai (begins 30 November 2018),[18] Yangon [19]
Spring Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi
Spring Airlines Osaka–Kansai
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Lion Air Phuket[20]
Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang[21]
Tianjin Airlines Anqing, Bayannur, Chifeng, Chongqing, Dalian, Dongying, Erenhot, Fuyang, Ganzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hami, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Huaihua, Huizhou, Jinan, Kunming, Liupanshui, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Rizhao, Sanya, Shenyang, Tianjin, Tongliao, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhai, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xilinhot, Yulin, Zhanjiang, Zhuhai, Zunyi–Xinzhou
Tianjin Airlines Auckland, London–Heathrow[22]
Tibet Airlines Chengdu, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Ngari, Nyingchi, Qamdo, Zhanjiang
Tibet Airlines Kathmandu,[23] Koh Samui[24]
Uni Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Urumqi Air Urumqi
Vietnam Airlines Seasonal charter: Da Nang
West Air Chongqing
XiamenAir Changsha, Fuzhou, Guyuan, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Wanzhou, Xiamen, Yinchuan, Yulin
XiamenAir Singapore

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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  12. ^ "Loong Airlines adds Xi'An – Cam Ranh route from Nov 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Okay Airways expands Phuket service in March 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  14. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "NokScoot adds Xi'An service from Nov 2017".
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  16. ^ "SCAT запускает рейс в китайский Сиань". Tengrinews. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
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  20. ^ NEW ROUTE! to China : Fly directly from Phuket to Xi'an
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