Kashgar Airport

Kashgar Airport (simplified Chinese: 喀什机场; traditional Chinese: 喀什機場; pinyin: Kāshí Jīchǎng; Uighur: قەشقەر ئايروپورتى, Қәшқәр Айропорт) (IATA: KHG, ICAO: ZWSH), also known as Kashi Airport, is a dual-use military-civilian airport serving Kashgar (also known as Kashi),[1][4] a city in Uyghur autonomous region of Xinjiang in the People's Republic of China.[2]

Kashgar Airport

喀什机场

Kāshí Jīchǎng
قەشقەر ئايروپورتى
Kashgar airport 9619.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesKashgar
Opened10 March 1954
Elevation AMSL4,529 ft / 1,380 m
Coordinates39°32′35″N 076°01′12″E / 39.54306°N 76.02000°E / 39.54306; 76.02000
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
KHG is located in Xinjiang
KHG
KHG
Location of airport in Xinjiang
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers2060100
Aircraft movements17,643
Cargo8,225
Source: DAFIF[1][2]
CAAC[3]

The airport opened on 10 March 1954. In 2006 the first international flights started.[4]

FacilitiesEdit

The airport resides at an elevation of 4,529 feet (1,380 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 08/26 with a concrete surface measuring 3,200 by 41 metres (10,499 ft × 135 ft),[1] suitable for serving aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400.[4]

The terminal has an area of 23,800 m2 (256,000 sq ft) and has 8 gates.[4]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Urumqi
China Eastern Airlines Ngari, Urumqi, Xi'an
China Express Airlines Aksu,[5] Bole, Karamay, Korla, Shache, Tumxuk[5]
China Southern Airlines Aksu, Altay, Guangzhou, Hotan, Korla, Turpan, Urumqi, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou
Hainan Airlines Shenzhen, Urumqi
Lucky Air Ngari, Urumqi
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Urumqi
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu–Shuangliu, Urumqi
Tianjin Airlines Urumqi
Urumqi Air Lanzhou, Urumqi, Zhengzhou

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
YTO Cargo Airlines Karachi[6]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for Kashi (ZWSH) from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ a b Airport information for Kashgar, Xinjiang, China (KHG / ZWSH) at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2016-07-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c d "国家对外开放的一类航空口岸——喀什国际机场_吞吐量". www.sohu.com. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  5. ^ a b "华夏航空4月在疆新开8条航线". Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  6. ^ YTO starts weekly Kashgar-Karachi route

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