Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (former)
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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, formerly known as Canton Civil Airport or Pai Yuen Airport was the main airport in Guangzhou, China, until August 5, 2004, when it was replaced by a new airport of the same name, 23 kilometres (14 mi) to the north.
|Airport type||Public, Defunct|
|Operator||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co. Ltd.|
|Elevation AMSL||1 m / 2 ft|
|Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport|
The airport started construction in Winter 1932 and opened in the following year in November. During the Canton Operation, the Japanese Navy invaded the airport and expanded the runway. In 1963, the People's Liberation Army Air Force moved away from the airport, making the airport only for public use. The name of the airport is changed to "Baiyun" named from nearby Baiyun Mountain ("Baiyun" in Chinese means "white cloud"). Due to the expansion of Guangzhou, the airport could not expand to meet passengers needs. On August 5, 2004, the new Baiyun airport opened and the old airport was closed.
The former terminal of the airport is being converted into a large shopping mall. The northern portion of the former airport is being turned into a provincial- and city-level functional area integrating conference services. The southern portion will be converted into Guangzhou's secondary center integrating retail, sports facilities, business, and cultural activities.
Incidents and accidentsEdit
- On the 24 December 1982, CAAC Flight 2311, an Ilyushin Il-18B was destroyed by fire after landing at the airport. Twenty-five of the 69 people on board were killed.
- On 2 October 1990, Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301, a Boeing 737-247, was hijacked on route to Guangzhou from Xiamen. While landing at the airport, it sideswiped a parked China Southwest Airlines Boeing 707-3J6B, and crashed into a taxiing China Southern Airlines Boeing 757-21B, resulting in a total of 128 fatalities.
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