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Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
西安咸阳国际机场
Xī'ān Xiányáng Guójì Jīchǎng
IATA: XIY – ICAO: ZLXY
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator XXIA
Serves Xi'an, Shaanxi
Elevation AMSL 1,572 ft / 479 m
Coordinates 34°26′49″N 108°45′05″E / 34.44694°N 108.75139°E / 34.44694; 108.75139Coordinates: 34°26′49″N 108°45′05″E / 34.44694°N 108.75139°E / 34.44694; 108.75139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,000 9,842 Concrete
Source: DAFIF

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; pinyin: Xī'ān Xiányáng Guójì Jīchǎng) (IATA: XIY, ICAO: ZLXY) serves Xi'an, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China. Covering 5 square kilometres, it is the largest airport in China's northwest. Due to the Chinese western expansion, visitor and cargo flow are rapidly increasing. The airport was the hub for China Northwest Airlines until the company was merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2002. Currently, the airport connects to 79 other cities domestically and internationally.

In 2009, the airport handled 15,294,948 passengers, which made itself the busiest airport in northwest China and the 8th busiest nationwide. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was also the 14th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 9th busiest airport by traffic movements. The airport is currently undergoing a major expansion with a new terminal as well as a second runway.

History

Before Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was built, Xi'an was served by Xi'an Xiguan Airport (IATA: SIA, ICAO: ZLSN). In 1984, the State Council of the People's Republic of China and Central Military Commission proposed to build a large civil-use airport on the site of Xianyang's airfield. Phase 1 of the airport commenced construction on August 1987, and was finished and opened in September 1, 1991. Xi'an Xiguan Airport closed at the same time. Phase 2 started in August 2000, and was finished on September 16, 2003. Also, in 2007, the airport signed an agreement to do trading with Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, creating the "Air silk road." Another RMB7.592 billion invested project is scheduled to be established by 2020.

During World War II, the airport was known as Hsian Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign (1942–1945). The Americans used the airport primarily as a photo-reconnaissance airfield, with unarmed P-38 Lightnings, equipped with aerial cameras flew over Japanese-held territory providing intelligence to the Chinese ground forces. In addition, P-61 Black Widow night interceptor aircraft flew from the airport, providing defense against night bombing raids by the Japanese, along with P-47 Thunderbolts day fighters and C-47 Skytrain transports flying in supplies and ammunition to support friendly forces in the area. The Americans closed their facilities at the airport after the end of the war in September 1945.

Expansion

As of 2010, the airport is undergoing major expansion. A third 170,000-square-meter terminal building is being built along with a second 3,800-meter runway and related support facilities. After expansion, the airport will reach 26 million passengers annually, and will become the fourth Chinese airport with independent parallel operation of instrument runways.

Airlines and destinations


Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Domestic Departure Lounge
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Domestic Departure Lounge

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Guilin, Hangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong 2
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon 2
Beijing Capital Airlines Sanya 2
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan 2
China Eastern Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dayong, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Macau, Nagoya-Centrair, Nanchang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Sanya, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita, Urumqi, Wuhan, Wuxi, Yinchuan, Yulin 2
China Southern Airlines Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Lanzhou, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xining, Yinchuan, Yiwu 1
Hainan Airlines Ankang, Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Changzhi, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hanzhong, Hefei, Hohhot, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Qingyang, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taipei-Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xuzhou, Yan'an, Yichang, Yinchang, Yinchuan, Yulin 2
Joy Air Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong
Seasonal: Busan, Seoul-Gimpo, Seoul-Incheon, Tokyo-Narita
2
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao
Korean Air Busan [seasonal], Seoul-Incheon 2
Kunpeng Airlines operated by Shenzhen Airlines Changchun, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Hailar, Hefei, Hohhot, Huangyan, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Linyi, Manzhouli, Nanjing, Nanning, Qinhuangdao, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wuhan, Wuzhou, Xiangfan, Yantai, Yinchuan, Yulin 2
Shandong Airlines Jinan 2
Shanghai Airlines Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Shanghai-Pudong, Xining 2
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Lanzhou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Urumqi, Xining, Yinchuan 2
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu 1
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong 2
Xiamen Airlines Nanchang, Wuhan, Wuyishan 1

Transportation


Figures along the Airport Express highway leading to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Figures along the Airport Express highway leading to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

The airport is 47 km from Xi'an city centre, and 13 km from the town of Xianyang. Buses and taxis are available between the airport and Xi'an city centre.

Accidents and Incidents

  • On June 6, 1994, China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 broke up in mid-air and crashed near Xi'an, enroute to Guangzhou from Xian. A maintenance error was responsible. All 160 people on board died.


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General Info
Country China
ICAO ID ZLXY
Time UTC+8
Latitude 34.447119
34° 26' 49.63" N
Longitude 108.751592
108° 45' 05.73" E
Elevation 1572 feet
479 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 003° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name XI AN
Near City Xi'an
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR
Opr HO.
124.3
118.15
GND
Opr 2300-1400Z.
121.8
124.3
ATIS
Opr HO.
127.45
APP
Opr 24hr
119.6
126.55


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 9842 x 148 feet
3000 x 45 meters
CONCRETE. 060RBWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME SIA XIANYANG 100X 115.3 At Field -
NDB ZS YANZHUANG - 359 9.9 NM 339.5


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


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz.
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl.
FUEL (NC-J)
OPR HOURS Opr HS or O/R.
RSTD 180 turns on rwy proh. All A/C must follow guide to and from apron.



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