Nanchang Changbei International Airport

Nanchang Changbei International Airport (IATA: KHN, ICAO: ZSCN) is an airport serving Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, China. It is located 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Nanchang. Construction began in October 1996 and the airport went into operation on 10 September 1999, replacing Nanchang Xiangtang Airport. It was upgraded to an international airport and was greatly expanded in 2008–2011.

Nanchang Changbei International Airport

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Airport typePublic
OperatorCapital Airport Holding
ServesNanchang, Jiangxi
LocationLehua, Xinjian District, Nanchang
Opened10 September 1999
(22 years ago)
Hub forJiangxi Air
Elevation AMSL44 m / 144 ft
Coordinates28°51′54″N 115°54′00″E / 28.86500°N 115.90000°E / 28.86500; 115.90000
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
KHN is located in China
Location of the airport in China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,400 11,155 Concrete
Statistics (2021)
Aircraft movements90,904
Cargo (metric tons)173,394.4
Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Simplified Chinese南昌国际机场
Traditional Chinese南昌昌北國際機場


Nanchang Xiangtang Airport, a dual-use civil and military airport, served as Nanchang's main airport from 1957 to 1999. From 102 passengers in 1957, by 1996 Xiangtang served more than 800,000 passengers annually and could no longer accommodate more traffic.[1] In 1996, construction began for Changbei Airport, originally designed to handle 2 million passengers annually. On 10 September 1999, Changbei Airport was opened and all commercial flights were transferred from Xiangtang, which reverted to sole military use.[1]

In 2003, Capital Airport Holding took over the operation of Changbei Airport from the Jiangxi Provincial Government. In the same year, it handled more than 1 million annual passengers for the first time. In 2004, Changbei was upgraded to an international airport.[1] Passenger volume grew exponentially in the 2000s, and the airport underwent major expansion in 2008. At its completion in 2011, Changbei Airport became a Class 4E international airport, capable of handling 12 million passengers per year.[1]

However, the rapid expansion of China's high-speed railway network diverted much of the airport's passenger volume, and passenger growth at Changbei slowed to 6.3%, 3.4%, and 5% in 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively. The governments of Nanchang city and Jiangxi province began subsidizing new flights in 2017 and passenger volume grew by 39% in that year and exceeded 10 million for the first time.[1] By 2018, the airport hosts 46 airlines, which operate 127 routes connecting Nanchang with 68 cities. The third phase of expansion, which will connect the airport to Nanchang Metro and the Nanchang–Jiujiang high-speed railway, is under construction.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The airport in April 2000, shortly after going into operation
Terminal interior


9 Air Guiyang, Kaili, Lianyungang
Air Chang'an Jieyang
Air China Beijing–Capital, Beijing–Daxing, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Yinchuan
Air Guilin Haikou, Xishuangbanna, Xuzhou
Air Travel Baoshan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Libo
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Qingdao, Sanya, Shenyang
Chengdu Airlines Guiyang, Lijiang, Nanning, Yantai
China Eastern Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Dalian,[2] Guangzhou, Haikou, Harbin,[2] Huizhou,[3] Kunming, Lanzhou,[2] Ningbo, Ordos, Qingdao,[3] Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Xishuangbanna,[4] Yancheng,[4] Yantai,[2] Zhanjiang
China Southern Airlines Changchun, Dalian, Guangzhou, Nanning, Shenzhen, Taiyuan
China United Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Lüliang
Chongqing Airlines Changchun, Chongqing
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Zunyi–Maotai
Donghai Airlines Nantong, Shenzhen
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Dalian, Haikou, Hohhot, Sanya, Urumqi, Xi'an, Zhuhai
Hebei Airlines Sanya, Shijiazhuang
Jiangxi Air Changzhou, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Dalian, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Huai'an, Jinan, Lanzhou, Linfen, Luoyang, Nanjing, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Urumqi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xiangyang, Xining, Xuzhou, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Juneyao Airlines Lijiang, Nanjing
Kunming Airlines Kunming
Lucky Air Kunming, Lijiang, Luzhou
Okay Airways Nanning, Tianjin,[5] Xi'an,[5] Zhuhai
Qingdao Airlines Haikou, Lanzhou, Qingdao, Zunyi–Xinzhou
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Liuzhou, Qingdao, Zhuhai
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Zhanjiang
Shenzhen Airlines Changchun, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Haikou, Harbin, Huizhou, Kunming, Linyi, Nanning, Qingdao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Yuncheng
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu–Tianfu, Chongqing, Harbin, Kunming, Lijiang, Nanchong, Nanning, Ningbo, Tianjin, Urumqi, Zhoushan
Spring Airlines Beihai, Changchun, Guilin, Hohhot, Jieyang, Lanzhou, Luzhou, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Yancheng, Yangzhou, Yinchuan, Zhanjiang, Zhuhai
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin, Xi'an
Tibet Airlines Dali, Lhasa, Mianyang
West Air Chongqing


  • Part of the airport exterior roof collapsed during strong winds on 4 March 2018.[6]

See alsoEdit


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