Yiwu Airport

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Yiwu Airport
义乌机场
Yiwu Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Serves Yiwu and Jinhua
Location Yiwu, Zhejiang
Coordinates 29°20′41″N 120°01′56″E / 29.34472°N 120.03222°E / 29.34472; 120.03222Coordinates: 29°20′41″N 120°01′56″E / 29.34472°N 120.03222°E / 29.34472; 120.03222
Map
YIW is located in Zhejiang
YIW
YIW
Location of airport in Zhejiang
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,000 9,843 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 1,196,477
Aircraft movements 11,272
Cargo (metric tons) 5,308.2
Source: CAAC[1]
Domestic departure hall
Yiwu Airport
Simplified Chinese 义乌机场
Traditional Chinese 義烏機場

Yiwu Airport (IATA: YIW, ICAO: ZSYW) is a dual-use military and civil airport serving Yiwu, Jinhua in Zhejiang Province, China. It is located 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) northwest of the center of Yiwu and 51 km (32 mi) from the urban area of Jinhua.[2]

History[edit]

Yiwu airport was originally a military training airfield for the People's Liberation Army Navy. In 1988 the national government approved the conversion of the airfield to a dual-use military and civil airport. The airport was opened to civilian flights on 1 April 1991. In December 1993 the airport was closed for a 100-million yuan expansion, and reopened in December 1994. A second round of expansion began in 2006 with a total investment of 300 million yuan,[3] and a new terminal building was opened in April 2009.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Yiwu Airport had a runway that was 2,500 meters long and 45 meters wide, and an 18,000 square-meter terminal building. It is capable of handling 1 million passengers per year.[3] In 2015, construction began to extend the runway by 500 meters and to build a parallel taxiway. The new 3,000-meter runway was opened on 13 November 2017, making the airport class 4D.[5]

International terminal[edit]

On 6 January 2012, construction commenced for a new international terminal. The project includes a 13,436 square-meter terminal building, three additional aircraft parking bays, expansion of car park, and building of new roads and bridges.[6] The new terminal was opened in 2014.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hong Kong, Jieyang, Kunming, Sanya, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Donghai Airlines Dalian, Shenzhen
New Gen Airways Charter: Bangkok–Don Mueang
Okay Airways Jieyang

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.caac.gov.cn/XXGK/XXGK/TJSJ/201603/P020160331391016414029.xls
  2. ^ "AMANDA INTL GROUP - Yiwu Airport". www.yiwuen.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b 20载扶摇直上著华章 义乌机场与商城共腾飞. Carnoc (in Chinese). 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ 义乌机场新航站10日启用 提供一流地面服务. Sina (in Chinese). 10 April 2009. 
  5. ^ 义乌民航4D机场正式启用. Carnoc (in Chinese). 13 November 2017. 
  6. ^ 义乌机场国际航站楼工程开工建设 (in Chinese). CAAC. 11 January 2012. 
  7. ^ 义乌机场航空口岸开放 国际航班或首飞东南亚. Carnoc (in Chinese). 11 August 2014.