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Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
IATA: KWL – ICAO: ZGKL
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Guilin City, Guangxi
Elevation AMSL 570 ft / 174 m
Coordinates 25°13′5″N 110°2′21″E / 25.21806°N 110.03917°E / 25.21806; 110.03917Coordinates: 25°13′5″N 110°2′21″E / 25.21806°N 110.03917°E / 25.21806; 110.03917
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 9186 2800 Concrete

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (IATA: KWL, ICAO: ZGKL) (桂林两江国际机场), is the airport serving Liangjiang, about 28 km (17 miles) southwest from Guilin City, Guangxi, in the People’s Republic of China.

Airlines and destinations

The following destinations are directly served from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (as of May 2009):

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Xiamen
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
China Eastern Airlines Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Xi'an, Zhuhai
China Southern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shantou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Zhuhai
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Haikou, Lanzhou, Taiyuan
Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore [begins 3 November]
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Shandong Airlines Hangzhou
Shanghai Airlines Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Shenzhen
Xiamen Airlines Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Xiamen

World War II

During World War II, the airport was known as Kweilin Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign (1942–1945). Kweilin was the headquarters of the 23d Fighter Group, the "Flying Tigers" during late 1943 and through most of 1944 and also its command and control unit, the 68th Composite Wing. The unit flew P-40 Warhawk and later P-51 Mustang fighter bombers from the airport, attacking Japanese targets and supporting Chinese army units. In support of the combat units, Kweilin was also the home of the 8th Reconnaissance Group, which operated unarmed P-38 Lightning aircraft equipped with an array of mapping cameras to gather intelligence over Japanese-held areas. The Flying Tigers departed the base in late 1944, being replaced by elements of the Chinese-American Composite Wing (CACW), which flew B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustang fighters from the airport on combat missions until the end of the war in September 1945. The Americans closed their facilities after the war ended in September, 1945.



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General Info
Country China
ICAO ID ZGKL
Time UTC+8
Latitude 25.218106
25° 13' 05.18" N
Longitude 110.039197
110° 02' 21.11" E
Elevation 570 feet
174 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name GUILIN
Near City Guilin
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR
Opr HO.
118.0
130.0
GND
Opr HO.
121.65
ATIS
Opr HO.
126.45


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
01/19 9186 x 147 feet
2800 x 45 meters
CONCRETE. 086RBXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME KWL GUILIN 096X 114.9 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet fuel avaiable but type is unknown.


Remarks
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl.
FUEL (NC- J)
OPR HOURS Opr HS or O/R.



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