Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
() serves Xi'an
, People's Republic of China
. Covering , it is the largest airport in China's northwest. Due to the Chinese western expansion, visitor and cargo flow are rapidly increasing. The airport was the hub for China Northwest Airlines
until the company was merged into China Eastern Airlines
. Currently, the airport connects to 79 other cities domestically and internationally.
In 2009, the airport handled 15,294,948 passengers, which made itself the busiest airport in northwest China
and the 8th busiest
nationwide. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was also the 14th busiest
airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 9th busiest
airport by traffic movements. The airport is currently undergoing a major expansion with a new terminal as well as a second runway.
The airport is actually within the administrative area of Xianyang
City, which gives the airport its name.
Before Xianyang Airport was built, Xi'an was served by Xi'an Xiguan Airport
. In 1984
, the State Council of the People's Republic of China
and Central Military Commission
proposed to build a large civil-use airport on the site of Xianyang's airfield. Phase 1 of the airport commenced construction on August 1987
, and was finished and opened on September 1, 1991. Xi'an Xiguan Airport closed at the same time. Phase 2 started in August 2000
, and was finished on September 16, 2003. Also, in 2007, the airport... Read More