Kunming Wujiaba International Airport


Kunming Wujiaba International Airport

Infobox Airport
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nativename-a = _zh. 昆明巫家坝国际机场
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IATA = KMG
ICAO = ZPPP
type = Public
operator = Yunnan Airport Group
city-served = Kunming
location = Kunming, Yunnan, China
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Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (昆明巫家坝国际机场) airport codes|KMG|ZPPP is an airport located in Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China. The airport is located 4km south-east of metropolitan Kunming.

History

The airport is among the oldest airports in China, with a history which can be traced back over 100 years to the early 1900s, when Wujiaba Airport was first built under the supervision of local warlord, General Tang Jiyao. During World War II, the airport was expanded to accommodate the operations of the legendary "Flying Tiger" squadron led by United States Air Force Lieutenant (and later General) Claire Lee Chennault.

By the end of 2007, the annual passenger flow at Kunming Wujiaba International Airport has reached a new record high of 15,725,791, making the airport the 7th busiest in China. In terms of cargo traffic, the airport was the 7th busiest airport in 2007. Kunming airport was also the 8th busiest airport by traffic movements.

Due to the fast expansion of the metropolitan area and limited land availability, the growth of Kunming Wujiaba International Airport is likely to face major constraints in the near future. The local government and airport authority have decided to move all operations to a new airport site, which is being planned, within 5 years. [http://www.gokunming.com/en/blog/item.php?blog_id=68]

Airlines and destinations

The following destinations are served from Kunming (as at February 2007):

International

*Air Bagan (Yangon)
*Air China (Malé [seasonal] , Yangon)
*Best Air (Dhaka)
*China Eastern Airlines (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Kolkata, Mandalay, Osaka-Kansai, Seoul-Incheon, Siem Reap, Singapore, Vientiane)
*Dragonair (Hong Kong)
*Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong)
*Korean Air (Seoul-Incheon)
*Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur)
*Lao Airlines (Vientiane, Luang Phabang)
*SilkAir (Singapore)
*Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai)
*Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi)

Domestic

*Air China (Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Lijiang City, Luxi, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xishuangbanna-Jinghong)
*China Eastern Airlines (Baoshan, Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dali City, Diqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Jinan, Lijiang City, Lincang, Luxi, Luzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Panzhihua, Sanya, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xiamen, Xishuangbanna-Jinghong, Yibin, Zhaotong, Zhengzhou)
*China Southern Airlines (Anshun, Baoshan, Beijing, Changsha, Chongqing, Dali City, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Lijiang City, Nanning, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Wenshan, Xishuangbanna-Jinghong, Zhengzhou)
*Deer Air (Shanghai-Hongqiao)
*Hainan Airlines (Beijing, Haikou, Ningbo, Xi'an)
*Lucky Air (Dali, Xishuangbanna)
*Okay Airways (Changsha)
*Shandong Airlines (Chongqing, Nanjing, Simao, Xishuangbanna-Jinghong)
*Shanghai Airlines (Diqing, Lijiang City, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Xishuangbanna-Jinghong)
*Shenzhen Airlines (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Xishuangbanna-Jinghong)
*Sichuan Airlines (Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Jinan, Lijiang City, Wanxian, Xining, Xishuangbanna-Jinghong, Yichang)
*Spring Airlines (Changde, Nanchang, Shanghai-Hongqiao)
*United Eagle Airlines (Chengdu, Nanjing, Wuhan)
*Xiamen Airlines (Fuzhou, Xiamen)

ee also

*List of airports in the People's Republic of China


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