Friday, September 12, 2008

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is the principal airport serving Hangzhou, a major city in the Yangtze River Delta region and the provincial capital of Zhejiang.

The airport is built on the southern shore of Qiantang River in the Xiaoshan district and is 27km away from downtown Hangzhou.

In 2007, Hangzhou airport handled 11,729,983 passengers, and became the airport in China. In addition, the airport was the airport in terms of cargo traffic and the airport by traffic movements.


The airport was planned to be constructed in 3 phases. The first phase of construction started in July 1997 and was completed and opened for traffic on December 30 2000. It replaces the old Hangzhou airport which was a shared civil and military airfield. In September 2003, the central government of China declared HGH an international airport and in March 2004 the airport officially became an international airport after immigration and customs facilities were built and put into service.

The airport was a hub of CNAC Zhejiang. After the airlines' merger with Air China, Air China inherited the Hangzhou hub.


Phase 1 of the airport occupies 7260 arces of land. It has a capacity of 8 million passengers and 110,000 tons of cargo a year and can handle aircraft as large as the Boeing 747-400. It has 1 runway of 3,600m in length and 45m in width. The passenger terminal can handle 3,600 passengers an hour and is 100,000 sq. metre in size . The departure level has 36 ticket counters, including 12 in the international side of the terminal. There are 2,900 seats in the departure lounge. The immigration and customs area occupies 9,500 sq. metre of terminal space.

The apron occupies 340,000 sq. metre of land and there are 12 jetways and 18 departure gates.

Maintenance facilities are certified to perform B-Check on all types of aircraft and C-Check on Boeing 737 and Boeing 757 aircraft.


The Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo Expressway has an exit at the airport. Driving time from the airport to Shanghai is 2.5hrs, Suzhou is 1.5hrs, Wuxi is 2hrs and Wenzhou is 3.5hrs.

There are airport buses to downtown Hangzhou and Xiaoshan every 15-30 minutes. There are also airport buses to prefectures further away near Hangzhou such as Yiwu with a less frequency.

*Airport Transfer
** Travel from Hangzhou Airport to Shanghai at CNY100 one way
** Estimated Journey 3.5 hours'''

Shanghai Huangpu Bus Station

No. 1588 of Shanghai Waima Road

Tel: 21-33760978 33765128

Airlines and destinations

Current destinations :


* AirAsia X
* Air China
* Air Macau
* All Nippon Airways
* Asiana Airlines
* China Eastern Airlines
* Dragonair
* Hong Kong Airlines
* Hong Kong Express Airways
* Japan Airlines
* Philippine Airlines
* Xiamen Airlines


* Air China
* China Eastern Airlines
* China Southern Airlines
* East Star Air
* Hainan Airlines
** Grand China Express Air
* Shandong Airlines
* Shanghai Airlines
* Shenzhen Airlines
* Sichuan Airlines
* United Eagle Airlines
* Xiamen Airlines

Cargo Carriers

*Korean Air

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