Nanning Wuxu International Airport

Nanning Wuxu International Airport (IATA: NNG, ICAO: ZGNN) is an airport serving Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Autonomous Region, China. It is located 32 km (20 mi) south-west of the centre of the city. The airport was built in 1962, with improvements made in 1990.[1] Terminal 2, with an area measuring 189,000 m2 (2,030,000 sq ft), opened on 25 September 2014. It is designed to handle 16 million passengers annually. The number of passengers reached 1 million in 2002, and jumped to 2 million by 2006. In 2016, 11.56 million passengers used the airport.

Nanning Wuxu
International Airport

Nanzningz Vuzhih Gozci Gihcangz
南宁吴圩国际机场
Wuxu airport main builiding.jpg
Entrance to Nanning Wuxu International Airport Terminal 2, which opened in 2014
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
ServesNanning, Guangxi
LocationWuxu, Jiangnan District, Nanning
Hub forGX Airlines
Elevation AMSL128 m / 420 ft
Coordinates22°36′29.76″N 108°10′20.79″E / 22.6082667°N 108.1724417°E / 22.6082667; 108.1724417
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
NNG is located in Guangxi
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NNG is located in China
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers15,091,614
Aircraft movements113,474
Freight (in tonnes)118,035.6
Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese南宁吴圩机场
Traditional Chinese南寧吳圩機場
Zhuang name
ZhuangNanzningz Vuzhih Gozci Gihcangz

History during World War IIEdit

During World War II, the airport was known as Nanning Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourteenth Air Force as part of the China Defensive Campaign (1942–1945). It was used primarily by reconnaissance units, which operated unarmed P-38 Lightning photo-recon aircraft that flew over Japanese-held territory and obtained intelligence used by combat units. Detachments of fighter and bomber squadrons also operated occasionally from the airfield, along with being a supply point for the 2d Combat Cargo Squadron, which air-dropped supplies and munitions to ground forces on the front lines. At the end of the war, the transports also hauled men, horses and mules to the airfield. The Americans closed their facilities at the end of October 1945.[2][3]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengersEdit

[1]

AirlinesDestinations
9 Air Fuzhou, Xishuangbanna
Air China Beijing–Capital, Beijing–Daxing,[4] Chengdu–Shuangliu, Hangzhou, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin
Air Guilin Guilin
Air Macau Macau
Batik Air Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Haikou, Hangzhou, Lijiang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Sanya, Xi'an
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu–Shuangliu, Fuzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Zhengzhou
China Eastern Airlines Hefei, Jinggangshan, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Xi'an[5]
China Express Airlines Dazhou, Quzhou, Xi'an, Xingyi
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Jieyang, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Pu'er, Qingdao, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Taipei–Taoyuan, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining,[6] Xishuangbanna, Yinchuan,[6] Yiwu, Zhengzhou
Chongqing Airlines Yancheng
Donghai Airlines Dalian, Nanchang, Tianjin
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou
GX Airlines Bijie, Changde, Changsha, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Ganzhou, Haikou,[7] Hohhot, Huai'an, Huaihua, Huizhou, Jieyang, Jinan, Jining, Lianyungang, Luoyang, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanyang, Qingdao, Shiyan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Weifang, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xiangyang, Xinyang, Xuzhou, Yantai, Yichang, Yulin, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Haikou, Nanchang, Sanya, Taiyuan
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong[8]
Juneyao Airlines Chizhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shaoyang, Wuxi
Loong Air Enshi
Lucky Air Jieyang, Lijiang, Mianyang
Okay Airways Fuzhou, Haikou, Hefei, Jieyang, Kaili, Lanzhou, Linfen, Nanchang, Ningbo, Sanya, Tianjin, Xinzhou, Zhangjiajie
Qingdao Airlines Changchun, Huangshan, Lianyungang, Shenyang, Wenzhou
Ruili Airlines Nantong, Xishuangbanna
Shandong Airlines Enshi,[9] Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hengyang, Jinan, Qingdao, Xiamen, Yantai, Zunyi–Maotai[9]
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
Shenzhen Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changzhou, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Haikou, Harbin, Hefei, Linyi, Nanchang, Nanjing, Quanzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wanzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Yantai, Yichang, Yuncheng, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Changzhou, Chengdu–Tianfu, Chongqing, Guangyuan, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Luzhou, Nanchang, Tianjin,[10] Urumqi, Wuhan, Xichang, Zhengzhou
Spring Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Tianjin Airlines Haikou
West Air Chongqing,[11] Hefei, Zhengzhou
XiamenAir Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
China Cargo Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
China Postal Airlines Nanchang, Nanjing
Raya Airways Kuala Lumpur–Subang[12]
SF Airlines Hangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen
Tianjin Air Cargo Singapore[13]

Ground transportationEdit

Beside parking facilities and taxis, two airport bus lines connect the airport with the city center: Line No. 1 serving the Chaoyang Road Airline Ticket Office (near Nanning railway station) and Line No. 2 serving Wuxiang Square. The under construction Nanning–Pingxiang high-speed railway will have a dedicated station at the airport.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 May 2006. Retrieved 1 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4
  3. ^ USAFHRA document search – Nanning
  4. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air China outlines Beijing Daxing operations from late-Oct 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ http://stock.jrj.com.cn/2018/03/02000024218979.shtml
  6. ^ a b "南航月底新增5条航线 南宁始发可通达33城".
  7. ^ http://news.carnoc.com/list/306/306667.html
  8. ^ "Hong Kong Airlines resumes Nanning service from late-Jan 2019".
  9. ^ a b "青岛新航季新增17个航点 飞巴黎迪拜航线6月开通".
  10. ^ "四川航空在南宁设立运行过夜基地". 16 October 2018.
  11. ^ http://news.carnoc.com/list/486/486355.html
  12. ^ "Raya Airways first Malaysian freight service to fly into Nanning, china". The Star. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Nanning-Singapore all-cargo air route put into operation". People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 23 June 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nanning Wuxu International Airport at Wikimedia Commons