Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport

Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (IATA: URC, ICAO: ZWWW) is an airport serving Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. It is located in Diwopu township of Xinshi district, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of downtown Ürümqi. A hub for China Southern Airlines and as a focus city for Hainan Airlines, the airport handled 23,027,788 passengers in 2018, making it the 19th busiest airport in China by passenger traffic.[3]

Ürümqi Diwopu
International Airport

ئۈرۈمچى دىۋوپۇ خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى
Urumqi airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorXinjiang Airport Group Co. Ltd.
ServesÜrümqi, Xinjiang
LocationDiwopu Township, Xinshi District, Ürümqi
Opened1973 (49 years ago) (1973)
Hub for
Focus city forHainan Airlines
Elevation AMSL648 m / 2,126 ft
Coordinates43°54′26″N 87°28′27″E / 43.90722°N 87.47417°E / 43.90722; 87.47417Coordinates: 43°54′26″N 87°28′27″E / 43.90722°N 87.47417°E / 43.90722; 87.47417
URC is located in Xinjiang
Location of airport in Xinjiang
URC is located in China
URC (China)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,600 11,811 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft movements176,346
Cargo (metric tons)157,725.8
Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场
Traditional Chinese烏魯木齊地窩堡國際機場
Uyghur name
Uyghurئۈرۈمچى دىۋوپۇ خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى
Ürümqi Airport in 1999, showing a lineup of Xinjiang Airlines Boeing 757s


Ürümqi Airport was opened to foreign passengers in 1973,[4] and has been used for emergency landings for flights between Europe and west Asia.


The airport covers an area of 484 hectares (1,200 acres). Its newly built runway is 3,600 m (11,800 ft) in length. The airport can allow the landing of large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The 110,000 m2 (1,200,000 sq ft) apron can accommodate over 30 aircraft.[citation needed]


  • The first runway (07/25): in 1994 to accept the expansion, the flight zone level 4E, runway length 3600 meters, 45 meters wide, PCN value of 74, elevation 648 meters, with Class II precision approach.
  • The second runway (???): under construction, located to the north of current runway, flight zone level 4F, runway length 3600 meters, 60 meters wide.
  • The third runway (???): under construction, located to the north of current runway, flight zone level 4F, runway 3200 meters long, 60 meters wide.


Terminal 1Edit

The original terminal opened in 1974. It was closed between April 23, 2011 and August 30, 2013 for renovation.[5] On April 1, 2014, operations were resumed.[6] After the transformation of the T1 terminal has six security channels, 19 check-in counters, with the peak hourly 700 times the business capacity.[clarification needed][7] This terminal is mainly for the regional aviation around Xinjiang province and low-cost aviation use, including Tianjin Airlines, Capital Aviation, Spring Airlines, Yunnan Xiangpeng Airlines, China United Airlines, Okay Airways and Western Airlines.[8]

Terminal 2Edit

Construction on this terminal started in April 1994, was completed in December 2001 through the national acceptance, and on May 12, 2002 the terminal opened. On July 10, 2010 it closed for a renovation project, and resumed operations on April 16, 2011.[9] It serves most domestic routes outside of Xinjiang province, except for China Southern, Xiamen and Chongqing Airlines flights.

Terminal 3Edit

Construction of Terminal 3 to the west of the older terminal building began in April 2007 at a cost of 2.8 billion yuan (350 million U.S. dollars). It increased Diwopu's ability to handle more than three times its current (2007) 5.13 million passengers annually to 16.35 million passengers. It can also handle 275,000 tons of cargo and 155,000 aircraft a year. Terminal 3 added 22 more jet bridges and nearly 106,000 square meters of new terminal space.[10] The terminal opened in 2009.

Terminal 4Edit

An expansion project, which began in 2017, is underway and will see a new terminal building covering almost 400,000 sq meters as well as two additional runways north of the existing one.[11]

Airlines and destinationsEdit


9 Air Guangzhou
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Astana Almaty, Nur-Sultan
Air China Aksu, Beijing–Capital, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hotan, Kashgar, Tianjin, Wuhan, Yining, Yuncheng
Hajj: Jeddah, Medina
Ariana Afghan Airlines Seasonal: Kabul
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Daxing,[12] Xiamen, Zhengzhou
China Eastern Airlines Guangzhou, Hami, Hangzhou, Hefei, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shiyan,[13] Taiyuan, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an
China Southern Airlines Aksu, Almaty, Altay, Ashgabat, Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[14] Baotou, Beijing–Daxing, Bishkek, Bole, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dubai–International, Dushanbe, Fuyun, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Hotan, Islamabad, Jinan, Karamay, Kashgar, Khujand, Korla, Kunming, Kuqa, Lahore,[15] Lanzhou, Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[16] Nanjing, Nanning, Nanyang, Novosibirsk, Nur-Sultan, Qiemo, Qingdao, Ruoqiang, Saint Petersburg,[16] Sanya, Shache, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tacheng, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tashkent, Tbilisi (suspended),[17] Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tianjin, Tumxuk, Vienna,[18] Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Xuzhou, Yinchuan, Yining, Zhengzhou
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Yichang, Zhengzhou
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang
Jiangxi Air Nanchang, Xi'an
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
Korean Air Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon[19]
Lion Air Charter: Denpasar/Bali
Loong Air Hangzhou, Luoyang
Lucky Air Chengdu–Tianfu, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Ngari
Okay Airways Changsha, Xi'an
Qingdao Airlines Lanzhou, Qingdao
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo,[20] Novosibirsk
Shandong Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hotan, Jinan, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Osaka–Kansai,[21] Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Yantai, Yinchuan, Zhuhai
Shanghai Airlines Hotan, Lanzhou, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
Shenzhen Airlines Korla, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Shenzhen
Sichuan Airlines Beihai, Beijing–Capital, Chengdu–Tianfu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Sanya, Sydney,[22] Xi'an, Xining, Zhengzhou, Zhongwei[23]
Somon Air Dushanbe[24]
Spring Airlines Luoyang, Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shijiazhuang, Xi'an, Yangzhou
Suparna Airlines Jinan, Yining
Tianjin Airlines Aksu, Altay, Beijing–Daxing, Bole, Changchun, Chongqing, Datong, Haikou, Hotan, Kashgar, Korla, Kuqa, Nalati, Sanya, Shache, Tacheng, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou
Urumqi Air Changsha, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Haikou, Hefei, Hotan, Irkutsk,[25] Jinan,[26] Kanas,[27] Karamay, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Mianyang, Nagoya–Centrair,[26] Nanchong, Qingdao,[28] Qionghai, Shihezi, Singapore,[29] Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yancheng, Yining, Yutian,[30] Zhengzhou[28]
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent[31]
West Air Chongqing, Zhengzhou
XiamenAir Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Huai'an, Jinan, Quanzhou, Xiamen, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou


ASL Airlines Belgium Liège
Silk Way Airlines Baku
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat
Uzbekistan Airways Ostrava
YTO Cargo Airlines Islamabad[32]


Annual passenger traffic at URC airport. See source Wikidata query.

Other facilitiesEdit

When the airline existed, China Xinjiang Airlines had its headquarters on the airport property.[33]

Ground TransportEdit

Line 1 of Ürümqi Metro opened on 25 October 2018 and links the airport to downtown Ürümqi.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Airport information for ZWWW from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for URC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "2017年民航机场生产统计公报". www.caac.gov.cn. Archived from the original on 23 August 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  4. ^ Wu Fuhuan; Guo Taishan (2008). Xinjiang 30 Years of Reform and Opening-up Overview. Xinjiang People's Publishing House. ISBN 978-7-228-11641-6.
  5. ^ Tianshan Net (天山网) (18 February 2014). 乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场T1航站楼2014年4月将重新启用. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ 亚心网 (1 April 2014). 乌鲁木齐国际机场T1航站楼启用 7家航空公司在此运营. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  7. ^ 国际机场T1航站楼4月“复出”. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
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  9. ^ 民航资源网 (29 March 2011). "乌鲁木齐机场T2航站楼4月16日重新投入使用". Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Urumqi airport expansion to triple passenger capacity". People's Daily. 19 April 2007. Archived from the original on 15 February 2010.
  11. ^ 网易航空 (4 August 2016). "乌鲁木齐机场将建T4航站楼 面积40万平方米". Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Beijing Capital Airlines outlines Beijing Daxing domestic network in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  13. ^ “世界水都,亚洲天池”--湖北十堰,东航将于10月28日起开通乌鲁木齐-十堰-武汉航线
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  15. ^ Liu, Jim (18 March 2018). "China Southern adds plans Lahore launch from late-June 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  16. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "China Southern Mar -June 2020 International service changes as of 10FEB20". routesonline. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  17. ^ "თბილისის აეროპორტში მგზავრებს "კორონავირუსზე" ამოწმებენ". imedinews.ge. 25 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  18. ^ "China Southern steuert den Flughafen Wien an".
  19. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Korean Air increases Urumqi service in S18".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  20. ^ "S7 Airlines launches flights from Moscow to Urumqi". s7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Shandong Airlines Adds New Osaka Service from July 2015". Airlineroute.net. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  22. ^ "图片 1月21日川航将开通乌鲁木齐=重庆=悉尼航线_民航资源网".
  23. ^ "乌鲁木齐机场新增北京—中卫—乌鲁木齐航班_民航新闻_民航资源网". news.carnoc.com.
  24. ^ "Timetable". Archived from the original on 10 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  25. ^ Liu, Jim (15 June 2018). "Urumqi Air proposes Irkutsk late-June 2018 launch". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  26. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "Urumqi Air adds Nagoya service from late-Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  27. ^ "乌鲁木齐航空"喀纳斯号"飞机首航". www.ce.cn. 16 September 2020.
  28. ^ a b "乌鲁木齐航空将于6月开通乌鲁木齐-郑州-青岛往返航线-中新网".
  29. ^ "Urumqi Air adds Singapore service from mid-May 2019".
  30. ^ "新疆机场添万方 于田万方机场顺利首航". Sohu. 27 December 2020.
  31. ^ "Uzbekistan Airways launches second weekly operation on the route Tashkent – Urumqi". uzairways.com. Uzairways. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  32. ^ YTO Cargo flight stats
  33. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 1–7 April 1998. 57. "Diwopu International Airport, Urumqi, 830016, Xinjiang, China."

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