Yinchuan Hedong International Airport

Yinchuan Hedong International Airport (IATA: INC, ICAO: ZLIC) is the primary airport serving Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of downtown Yinchuan in the town of Linghe of Lingwu City. A relatively small airport compared to many airports in China, it nevertheless is the autonomous region's main aviation gateway. Its name "Hedong" literally means "East of the River" and derives from the airport's location east of the Yellow River. It is connected to over 20 cities by either direct flights, or transferring in Xi'an and Beijing. The terminal building covers a total area of 15,000 square metres (160,000 sq ft). The airport handled 10,575,393 passengers in 2019, making it the 38th busiest airport in China.[1]

Yinchuan Hedong International Airport

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Airport typePublic
ServesYinchuan, Ningxia
LocationLinhe, Lingwu, Ningxia
Opened6 September 1997 (24 years ago) (1997-09-06)
Elevation AMSL1,141 m / 3,743 ft
Coordinates38°19′18″N 106°23′33″E / 38.32167°N 106.39250°E / 38.32167; 106.39250Coordinates: 38°19′18″N 106°23′33″E / 38.32167°N 106.39250°E / 38.32167; 106.39250
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
INC is located in China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2021)
Aircraft movements64,311
Freight (in tonnes)42,021.9
Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
Simplified Chinese银川河东国际机场
Traditional Chinese銀川河東國際機場


Hedong Airport was constructed after Yinchuan Xihuayuan Airport became constrained to expand and modernize. The first test flight was on 21 August 1997, and the airport was officially opened on 6 September that same year. [2]

In 2013, the airport handled 4,247,843 passengers, in 2017, the airport handled 67,079 flights, almost 8 million passengers and 40,000 tons of cargo.

Airlines and destinationsEdit



Air China Beijing–Capital, Beijing–Daxing,[3] Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong,[4] Nanchang, Qionghai, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Air Guilin Zhengzhou
Beijing Capital Airlines Hangzhou, Sanya
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu–Tianfu, Dunhuang, Hanzhong, Jiayuguan, Jinan, Shijiazhuang, Weihai, Yan'an, Yulin, Zhangye, Zunyi–Xinzhou
China Eastern Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Changzhi, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chifeng, Dalian,[5] Datong, Dunhuang, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Huai'an, Jiayuguan, Kunming, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Taipei–Taoyuan, Urumqi, Weihai, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an, Xining, Xinzhou
China Express Airlines Baotou, Bijie, Guyuan, Tianshui, Xingyi
China Southern Airlines Beijing–Daxing,[6] Changsha, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Nanjing, Nanning, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wuhan, Zhengzhou
Chongqing Airlines Dali, Huizhou, Luzhou, Wanzhou
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Guiyang
Dalian Airlines Dalian, Shijiazhuang
Donghai Airlines Shenzhen, Shiyan
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou, Weifang
Grand China Air Beijing–Capital
Hainan Airlines Dalian, Haikou, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou
Hebei Airlines Beijing–Daxing,[7] Guyuan
Juneyao Airlines Hailar, Nanjing, Shanghai–Pudong
Loong Air Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Korla, Linyi, Lüliang, Ningbo, Shanghai–Pudong, Urumqi, Xiangyang, Xuzhou, Zhuhai
Lucky Air Lijiang, Mianyang
Okay Airways Changsha, Fuyang, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Urumqi, Xiamen
Qingdao Airlines Lanzhou, Qingdao
Shandong Airlines Anshun, Hohhot, Jinan, Lanzhou, Ordos, Qingdao, Tangshan, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Xiamen, Xining, Yantai
Shanghai Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Changchun, Changsha, Lianyungang, Linfen, Luoyang, Ordos, Shanghai–Pudong, Wenzhou, Xi'an, Zhangjiajie, Zhengzhou
Shenzhen Airlines Hefei, Nanjing, Nantong, Quanzhou, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Yichang, Yuncheng, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu–Tianfu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Luzhou, Sanya, Xichang, Zhengzhou
Spring Airlines Hefei, Jieyang, Nanchang, Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shijiazhuang, Yancheng, Yangzhou
Tianjin Airlines Dalian, Hohhot
Tibet Airlines Lhasa, Tianjin
West Air Chongqing, Lijiang
XiamenAir Changsha, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jining, Luoyang, Qingyang, Qinhuangdao, Quanzhou, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Urumqi, Xiamen, Zhengzhou

Ground transportationEdit

Hedong Airport railway station was opened in 2019.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 2019年民航机场吞吐量排名 (in Chinese). Civil Aviation Administration of China. 2020-03-09. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  2. ^ "从西花园到河东国际机场".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air China outlines Beijing Daxing operations from late-Oct 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Air China adds Yinchuan – Hong Kong service from late-Jan 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ 换季啦丨东航大连营业部2019年夏秋季航班时刻表. WeChat (in Chinese (China)). China Eastern Dalian sales.
  6. ^ "China Southern moves Ho Chi Minh flights to Beijing Daxing".
  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "Hebei Airlines outlines Beijing Daxing operations from late-Oct 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 September 2019.

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