Nanning Wuxu International Airport


Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Nanning Wuxu Airport
南宁吴圩机场
Nánníng Wúxū Jīchǎng
IATA: NNGICAO: ZGNN
NNG is located in China
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NNG
Location in China
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Civil Aviation Administration of China
Serves Nanning
Elevation AMSL 421 ft / 128 m
Coordinates 22°36′29.76″N 108°10′20.79″E / 22.6082667°N 108.1724417°E / 22.6082667; 108.1724417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 10,499 3,200 Concrete

Nanning Wuxu Airport (simplified Chinese: 南宁吴圩机场; traditional Chinese: 南寧吳圩機場; pinyin: Nánníng Wúxū Jīchǎng) is an airport in Nanning, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China (IATA: NNGICAO: ZGNN).

The airport is 32 km southwest of the centre of the city, and the airport was built in 1962, with improvements made in 1990.[1] With 178,000 m² of apron, 33,470 m² of terminal space and six jet bridges, the airport was designed to handle 2.5 million passengers traffic annually. After reaching 1 million passenger traffic in 2002, the number of passengers jumped to 2 million in 2006. In 2010, 5.63 million passengers used this airport.[2]

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History during World War II

During World War II, the airport was known as Nanning (Nan Ning) Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign (1942–1945). It was used primarily by reconnaissance units, which operated unarmed P-38 Lightning photo-recon aircraft that flew over Japanese-held territory and obtained intelligence used by combat units. Detachments of fighter and bomber squadrons also operated occasionally from the airfield, along with being a supply point for the 2d Combat Cargo Squadron, which air-dropped supplies and munitions to ground forces on the front lines. At the end of the war, the transports also hauled men, horses and mules to the airfield. The Americans closed their facilities at the end of October 1945.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Hangzhou
Air Macau Macau
Chengdu Airlines Changsha, Chengdu, Wenzhou
China Eastern Airlines Guilin, Kuala-Lumpur, Kunming, Phnom Penh, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Vientiane, Yangon
China Express Airlines Chongqing, Guiyang, Wuzhou
China Southern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Haikou, Hong Kong, Jinan, Kunming, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei-Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
Far Eastern Air Transport Kaohsiung, Taipei-Songshan
Grand China Air Beijing-Capital
Hainan Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Changsha, Dalian, Haikou
Hebei Airlines Chongqing, Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong Express Airways Hong Kong
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao
Kunming Airlines Kunming, Xiamen
Okay Airways Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Xi'an
Shandong Airlines Changsha, Jinan, Qingdao, Xiamen, Wuhan, Zhuhai
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tianjin, Xiamen, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Changzhou, Chengdu, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Wuhan
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Tianjin Airlines Baotou, Chongqing, Ganzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Nanchang, Qingdao, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yinchuan
TransAsia Airways Kaohsiung
Xiamen Airlines Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen

Cargo

Airlines Destinations
China Cargo Airlines Dhaka, Shanghai-Pudong

Ground transportation

Beside parking facilities and taxis, two airport bus lines connect the airport with the city center: Line No. 1 serving the Chaoyang Road Airline Ticket Office (near Nanning Railway Station) and Line No. 2 serving Wuxiang Square.

Extension

The new terminal under construction is scheduled to be finished in 2012. Meanwhile, with passenger traffic almost double the designed capacity and cargo traffic 3 times over the designed capacity, a temporary solution is urgently needed before the completion of the new terminal.[citation needed]

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4
  4. ^ USAFHRA document search - Nanning

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