Changsha Huanghua International Airport

Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Changsha Huanghua
International Airport

Chángshā Huánghuā Guójì Jīchǎng
CSX is located in China
Location of Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Huanghua, Changsha County
Elevation AMSL 217 ft / 66 m
Coordinates 28°11′48″N 113°13′15″E / 28.19667°N 113.22083°E / 28.19667; 113.22083Coordinates: 28°11′48″N 113°13′15″E / 28.19667°N 113.22083°E / 28.19667; 113.22083
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 10,499 3,200 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 12,621,333
Source: China's busiest airports by passenger traffic

Changsha Huanghua International Airport (IATA: CSXICAO: ZGHA) (simplified Chinese: 长沙黄花国际机场; traditional Chinese: 長沙黃花國際機場; pinyin: Chángshā Huánghuā Guójì Jīchǎng) is the airport serving Changsha, Hunan province, People's Republic of China, as well as nearby cities such as Zhuzhou and Xiangtan. Located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) of the city centee in the town of Huanghua in Changsha County, the airport has two terminal buildings and is currently among the busiest airports in China. The airport is managed by the Hunan Airport Authority, a publicly owned corporation managing all five airports in Hunan Province. Changsha Datuopu Airport/AFB (IATA: CSXICAO: ZGHA) (also called Changsha City) is the second airport serving Changsha and mainly used for military purpose.


Airport History and Statistics

Changsha Huanghua International Airport

As for 2010, Changsha Huanghua International Airport was the 12th busiest airport in the People's Republic of China with 12,621,333 passengers.

Construction for the airport started on June 25, 1986, and the first flight departed on August 29, 1989. The airport went through a major expansion in 2008-2011, with the addition of Terminal 2 which went into operation in 2011.

The old terminal (Terminal 1) covers an area of 33,000 square meters and consists of concourses A, B, and C.

The expansion plan invested RMB ¥2.15-billion (~USD $270 million) to:

  • Extend the runway from 2,600m to 3,200m (completed);
  • Add additional taxiways and ramps (completed)
  • Renovate the Terminal 1 (in progress);
  • Build a new, larger terminal (completed); and
  • Expand the airport parking space (completed).

The new Terminal 2 became fully operational in July 2011, while Terminal 1 underwent renovations. With 212,000 square meters of space, the new terminal is the 5th largest airport terminal in mainland China (after Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen).

Ground transport

  • Airport buses: Wuyi Avenue Line (Central Changsha), and South Station (bus) Line
  • Taxis: reference meter price to central Changsha
  • Buses to nearby cities: to Changde, Xiangtan, Zhuzhou, Yueyang
  • The subway system under construction will have a line connecting the airport with the city center

Airlines and destinations

The airport is a regional hub for China Southern Airlines.

The airport is served by the following airlines (as of September 2011):

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanning, Tianjin, Wenzhou
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
Beijing Capital Airlines Sanya
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanning, Ningbo, Wenzhou
China Eastern Airlines Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Jinjiang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Liuzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Sanya, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shijiazhuang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Wuxi, Xi'an
China Southern Airlines Beihai, Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei-Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuyishan, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Zhangjiajie, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou, Zhijiang, Zhuhai
China United Airlines Beijing-Nanyuan
Chongqing Airlines Chongqing, Ningbo
Dragonair Hong Kong
Grand China Express Air Wenzhou, Xi'an
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Haikou, Hohhot, Jinan, Ningbo, Sanya, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou
Henan Airlines Fuzhou, Nanning, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon
Lucky Air Fuzhou, Kunming
Mandarin Airlines Kaohsiung [begins 1 November], Taipei-Taoyuan
Okay Airways Hangzhou, Kunming, Tianjin
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Guiyang, Haikou, Hefei, Jinan, Xiamen, Zhuhai
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong
Shenzhen Airlines Lanzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Shenzhen
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Xiamen
Silkair Singapore
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao
TransAsia Airways Kaohsiung, Taipei-Taoyuan
Xiamen Airlines Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Ningbo, Quanzhou, Taipei-Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Xi'an

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