Friday, September 12, 2008

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport ) is the major airport in Chengdu, China. In 2007, it was the busiest airport in Western China and the airport nationwide in terms of passenger traffic. Shuangliu Airport was also the airport in terms of cargo traffic and the airport by traffic movements in China as for 2007. The airport opened in 1938 as a military airport, in which capacity it operated during the second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. It now is an international civil airport with flights to more than 20 international destinations and many domestic airports, and is a hub for Air China and Sichuan Airlines. An expressway connects downtown Chengdu with the airport, and a is planned connect to the airport as well. The airport is located in the north of Shuangliu County, about southwest of downtown Chengdu.

Airlines and destinations

*Air China
*China Eastern Airlines
*China Southern Airlines
*Hainan Airlines
*Okay Airways
*Shandong Airlines
*Shanghai Airlines
*Shenzhen Airlines
*Sichuan Airlines
*United Eagle Airlines

Hong Kong & Macau are listed here, as these flights are treated as international flights.
*Air China
*Air Macau
*Asiana Airlines
*China Eastern Airlines
*KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
*Orient Thai Airlines
*Sichuan Airlines
*Thai Airways International

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