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