Shache Airport

Shache Airport (IATA: QSZ, ICAO: ZWSC) is an airport that serves Yarkant County (Shache) in Kashgar Prefecture of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. It is located near Zirefuxiati Village (孜热甫夏提) of Zirefuxiati Tajik Township. The airport received approval from the State Council of China and the Central Military Commission in January 2014. The estimated cost of construction was 541 million yuan.[1] Shache Airport opened on 1 August 2017 as the 19th airport in Xinjiang.[2][3]

Shache Airport
Airport typePublic
ServesYarkant (Shache), Xinjiang, China
Opened1 August 2017
Elevation AMSL1,290 m / 4,232 ft
Coordinates38°14′42″N 77°03′36″E / 38.245°N 77.060°E / 38.245; 77.060Coordinates: 38°14′42″N 77°03′36″E / 38.245°N 77.060°E / 38.245; 77.060
QSZ is located in Xinjiang
Location of airport
QSZ is located in China
QSZ (China)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,000 9,843 ?
Shache Airport
Simplified Chinese莎车机场


Carnoc reported in 2014 that the airport would have a 3,000-meter runway (class 4C), a 3,000 square-meter terminal building, and four aircraft parking places. It is projected to handle 200,000 passengers and 830 tons of cargo annually by 2020.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

China Eastern Airlines Xi'an
China Express Airlines Kashgar, Korla
China Southern Airlines Urumqi[2][4]
Tianjin Airlines Kuqa, Urumqi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c 新疆莎车民用机场项目获国务院中央军委批复. Carnoc (in Chinese). 23 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Shache, China opens to commercial traffic". ch-aviation. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Xinjiang to invest 14.4 billion yuan on airport construction". China Daily. Xinhua News Agency. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Direct flight connects Xinjiang's Shache, Urumqi". Xinhua News Agency. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.