Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (IATA: KWL, ICAO: ZGKL) is the airport serving the city of Guilin in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. It is located in Liangjiang, about 28 km (17 mi) southwest of the city center.[1]

Guilin Liangjiang
International Airport

Airport typePublic
ServesGuilin, Guangxi
LocationLiangjiang, Lingui District, Guilin
Opened1 October 1996
(25 years ago)
Hub forAir Guilin
Elevation AMSL174 m / 571 ft
Coordinates25°13′05″N 110°02′21″E / 25.21806°N 110.03917°E / 25.21806; 110.03917Coordinates: 25°13′05″N 110°02′21″E / 25.21806°N 110.03917°E / 25.21806; 110.03917
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
KWL is located in Guangxi
KWL is located in China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2021)
Aircraft movements41,423
Cargo (in tons)17,222.7
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Simplified Chinese桂林两江国际机场
Traditional Chinese桂林兩江國際機場

In 2014, Guilin Liangjiang International Airport was the 33rd busiest airport in China with 5,875,327 passengers.[2] Around 4 million passengers transit through Liangjiang Airport annually, traveling to one of the 48 domestic and international destinations served nonstop from Guilin.[1][3]


In September 1991, the State Council of China and the Central Military Commission approved a 1.85 billion yuan project to build a new airport to replace Guilin Qifengling Airport as Guilin's civil airport. Construction began in July 1993, and Liangjiang Airport was opened on 1 October 1996.[3]

Liangjiang Airport now features a 3,200 meter-long runway, a 150,000 square meter large parking apron, 20 gate positions, and a 50,000 square meter large terminal building.[1][3] The airport has also invested 20 million yuan into improving Liangjiang International's aesthetics and making the airport more environmentally-friendly. The airport has received several awards for their efforts.[3]

Starting from 30 September 2018, all flights from Terminal 1 have been moved to Terminal 2. Terminal 2 has a floor area of 100,000 square meters, 22 security lanes which 17 for domestic and 5 for International and 25 boarding gate, the designed capacity to handle 12 million passengers and 95,000 tons of cargo a year. The construction of Terminal 2 started in December 2015 and it was opened on September 30, 2018, at a total cost of 3.258 billion yuan. Following the opening of the new Terminal 2, Terminal 1 was closed temporarily for renovation. A new apron and taxi lanes have been built and opened along with the new terminal.[4]

An Air Guilin Airbus A319 registered B-6193 taxiing at Liangjiang.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Chang'an Xi'an, Yancheng
Air China Beijing–Capital, Beijing–Daxing, Chengdu–Tianfu, Hangzhou,[5] Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Xi'an
Air Guilin Dalian, Datong, Haikou, Hohhot, Huangshan, Jieyang, Jinan, Qingdao, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Xiangyang, Xuzhou, Yangzhou, Yantai, Yichang, Zhengzhou
Air Travel Changzhi, Shenyang
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Batik Air Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta[6]
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Linyi, Nanjing, Taiyuan, Xi'an
China Eastern Airlines Anqing,[7] Changchun, Hefei,[8] Kunming,[9] Nanchang,[10] Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Xi'an,[11] Xishuangbanna,[10] Yibin[10]
China Express Airlines Chongqing, Guiyang,[12] Hechi, Libo[12]
China Southern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beihai, Beijing–Daxing, Changchun, Chongqing,[13] Kunming, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Taipei–Taoyuan, Urumqi,[13] Xi'an, Yinchuan, Zhangjiajie, Zhengzhou
Chongqing Airlines Dali
Dalian Airlines Dalian, Zhengzhou
Donghai Airlines Nantong, Zhengzhou
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou, Harbin, Luoyang, Zunyi–Xinzhou
Grand China Air Beijing–Capital
GX Airlines Baise, Haikou
Hainan Airlines Dalian, Haikou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Lanzhou, Ordos, Sanya, Taiyuan, Xi'an,[14] Zhengzhou
Juneyao Airlines Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Wuxi
Loong Air Lijiang,[15] Wenzhou[15]
Okay Airways Nanjing, Tianjin, Xi'an[16]
Qingdao Airlines Ganzhou,[17] Lanzhou,[18] Nanjing, Qingdao, Wenzhou, Yantai
Shandong Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Lanzhou, Mianyang,[19] Nanjing, Nanyang, Qingdao, Tongren,[20] Wanzhou,[21] Xiamen, Yantai
Shanghai Airlines Changchun, Shanghai–Pudong, Zhengzhou
Shenzhen Airlines Hefei, Shenyang, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Harbin, Longyan, Ningbo, Sanya, Taiyuan,[22] Yinchuan
Spring Airlines Jieyang, Shanghai–Pudong, Shijiazhuang
Suparna Airlines Jinan,[23] Nanchang,[23] Shanghai–Pudong
Tianjin Airlines Hohhot, Nanchang, Tianjin,[24] Xi'an
West Air Chongqing,[25] Hefei[25]
Seasonal: Zhengzhou[26]
XiamenAir Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Lijiang, Luzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen


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