Baotou Donghe Airport

Baotou Donghe Airport (IATA: BAV, ICAO: ZBOW) is an airport serving the city of Baotou in Inner Mongolia, China. Eurasia Aviation Corporation, a joint venture between Ministry of Transportation and Communications of China and Lufthansa, built the airport in 1934. The airport was occupied by Japan in World War II. It was renovated and expanded multiple times to support the growing demands during the war. The airport is 14 miles (23 km) from downtown areas.

Baotou Donghe Airport
Airport typePublic
ServesBaotou, Inner Mongolia
LocationDonghe District
Elevation AMSL1,012 m / 3,320 ft
Coordinates40°33′35″N 109°59′48″E / 40.55972°N 109.99667°E / 40.55972; 109.99667Coordinates: 40°33′35″N 109°59′48″E / 40.55972°N 109.99667°E / 40.55972; 109.99667
BAV is located in Inner Mongolia
Location of the airport in Inner Mongolia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Aircraft movements19,533
Cargo (metric tons)7,873.4
Baotou Donghe Airport
Simplified Chinese包头东河机场
Traditional Chinese包頭東河機場

The airport is a class 4D airport which supports take off and landing of aircraft up to the size of Boeing 737-900 and Boeing 767-300ER. Runway 13-31 is 9,186 feet (2,800 m) long and 200 feet (61 m) wide. It is equipped at both ends with Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Approach Lighting Systems (ALS) with sequenced flashers, and touchdown zone (TDZ) lighting. Terminal 1 was opened in 1999, Terminal 2 was opened in 2014, is a domestic terminal. On the first floor of the terminal 2 complex is the arrival hall, the second floor is the departure hall, with 22 check in counters and 8 security check lanes.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinationsEdit


Air China Beijing–Capital, Wuhan
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu–Tianfu, Shenyang
China Eastern Airlines Nanjing, Xiamen, Xi'an, Yantai
China Express Airlines Changsha, Chifeng,[1] Chongqing, Dalian, Guiyang,[2] Guyuan, Harbin, Holingol, Korla, Lanzhou, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Tongliao, Turpan, Xi'an, Xilinhot, Yantai, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines Dalian, Guangzhou,[3] Zhengzhou[3]
Donghai Airlines Shenzhen, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Hainan Airlines Haikou, Shijiazhuang
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Zhengzhou
Loong Air Hangzhou, Xinzhou
Qingdao Airlines Nanjing, Qingdao
Ruili Airlines Kunming, Tianjin
Shandong Airlines Qingdao
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Xinzhou[4]
Spring Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Shijiazhuang[5]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On November 21, 2004, China Eastern Airlines Flight 5210 crashed shortly after takeoff from Baotou Erliban Airport. All 53 people on board the aircraft and two people on the ground were killed.


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