Xinyang Minggang Airport

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Xinyang Minggang Airport
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
ServesXinyang, Henan, China
LocationMinggang, Xinyang
Opened1958 (military)
28 October 2018 (public)
Coordinates32°32′29″N 114°04′40″E / 32.54139°N 114.07778°E / 32.54139; 114.07778Coordinates: 32°32′29″N 114°04′40″E / 32.54139°N 114.07778°E / 32.54139; 114.07778
Map
XAI is located in Henan
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Location of the airport
XAI is located in China
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XAI (China)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
2,700 8,858
Xinyang Minggang Airport
Simplified Chinese信阳明港机场

Xinyang Minggang Airport (IATA: XAI, ICAO: ZHXY), or Minggang Air Base, is a dual-use civil and military airport serving the city of Xinyang in Henan Province, China. It is located in the town of Minggang, about 45 kilometres (28 mi) from downtown Xinyang and 48 kilometres (30 mi) from the city of Zhumadian.[1]

History[edit]

The military air base was first built in 1958. In September 2011, the State Council and the Central Military Commission approved the proposal to convert the base to a dual-use airport. Construction began in November 2015, and a test flight was completed on 23 May 2018.[2] The airport was opened on 28 October 2018, with an inaugural China Eastern Airlines MU9921 flight from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.[3] The construction budget was 360 million yuan.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Xinyang Minggang Airport has a runway that is 2,700 meters long and 50 meters wide (class 4C), and a 5,000 square-meter terminal building. It is projected to handle 300,000 passengers and 2,500 tons of cargo per year by 2020.[1][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
China Eastern Airlines Hangzhou, Kunming, Qingdao, Xi'an[5]
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Chongqing, Shanghai–Hongqiao
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan, Foshan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "明港机场十月通航,拟开通信阳至北京、重庆、上海、广州、深圳、成都...港澳台等地的航班!". Sohu. 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ "信阳明港机场建成通航,河南已拥有郑州洛阳等4座机场". Thepaper.cn. 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ a b "新航季第一天 信阳明港机场正式通航". Carnoc. 2018-10-28. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  4. ^ "信阳明港机场正式开工 预计到2017年建成通航". Xinhua. 2015-11-12. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  5. ^ 信阳明港机场通航 东航成为机场首家运营航司