Ningbo Lishe International Airport

Ningbo Lishe International Airport

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Ningbo Lishe International Airport () is the principal airport serving Ningbo, a major city in the Yangtze River Delta region and the 2nd largest city in the province of Zhejiang.

In 2010, the airport handled 4,517,070 passengers, ranking 33rd in China. It was also the 28th busiest airport in China in terms of cargo traffic in 2009.

History

Ningbo's first airport was opened for civil service on November 16, 1984 when a CAAC Antonov AN-24 aircraft landed at a military airfield (宁波庄桥军用机场) in Ningbo.

In 1985, the Central Government approved the construction of Ningbo Lishe Airport. On June 30, 1990, the new airport opened for service and became the first civil only airport in Zhejiang. The construction cost of the airport was RMB 126 million.

In July 1992, the airport opened for international service and the first international service was opened to Hong Kong later the same year. In November 1998, service to Macau with onward code-share connection to Taipei and Kaohsiung started. International cargo flights also started by the end of 1998.

In March 1997, Great Wall Airlines established a hub at the airport. Currently, the airport has services to 38 domestic destinations in China and also external services to Hong Kong, Seoul, and Macau. It is currently served by 16 airlines.

The airport was renamed Ningbo Lishe International Airport from Ningbo Lishe Airport on November 29, 2005.

Growth

The airport is one of the fastest growing airport in China. In 1992,...
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