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Encyclopedia > Kunming Wujiaba International Airport

Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (IATA: KMGICAO: ZPPP) is an airport located in Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China. The airport is located 4 km southeast of metropolitan Kunming. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Lake Dianchi Kunming (Chinese: 昆明; Pinyin: KÅ«nmíng; Wade-Giles: Kun-ming) is the capital of Yunnan province, China with a population estimated on 7,055,000 in urban area in 2006 and 15,423,500 in Metropolitan area. ...   (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally south of the clouds) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located in the far southwestern corner of the country. ...


The airport is among the oldest airports in China, with a history which can be traced back over 100 years to the early 1900s, when Wujiba Airport was first built under the supervision of local warlord, General Tang Jiyao. During World War II, the airport was expanded to accomomdate the operations of the legendary "Flying Tiger" squadron led by U.S. Air Force Lieutenant (and later General) Claire Lee Chennault. Tang Jiyao Tang Jiyao (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tang Chi-yao; 1883 – 1927) was a Chinese general and warlord of Yunnan during the Warlord Era of Republican China. ... Maj. ...


It is currently ranked 7th among China's civil airports in terms of annual aircraft movements, annual passenger flow, and cargo operations. By the end of 2006, the annual passenger flow at Kunming Wujiaba International Airport has reached a new record high of 14 million passengers.


Due to fast expansion of the metropolitan area and limited land availability, the growth of Kunming Wujiaba International Airport is likely to see major constraints in near future. Local government and the local airport authority have decided to move all operations to a new airport site, which is under planning, within 5 years.[1]


Airlines and Destinations

The following destinations are served from Kunming (as of February 2007):

  • Air China (Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Jinghong, Lijiang City, Luxi, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Yangon)
  • China Eastern Airlines (Bangkok, Baoshan, Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dali City, Dhaka, Diqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hong Kong, Jinan, Jinghong, Lijiang City, Lincang, Luxi, Luzhou, Mandalay, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Osaka-Kansai, Pan Zhi Hua, Sanya, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Siem Reap, Singapore, Vientiane, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xiamen, Yibin, Zhaotong, Zhengzhou)
  • China Southern Airlines (An Shun, Baoshan, Beijing, Changsha, Chongqing, Dali City, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Jinghong, Lijiang City, Nanning, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Wenshan, Zhengzhou)
  • CR Airways (Hong Kong)
  • Deer Air (Shanghai-Hongqiao)
  • Dragonair (Hong Kong)
  • Hainan Airlines (Beijing, Haikou, Ningbo, Xi'an)
  • Korean Airlines (Seoul-Incheon)
  • Lao Airlines (Vientiane)
  • Okay Airways (Changsha)
  • Shandong Airlines (Chongqing, Jinghong, Nanjing, Simao)
  • Shanghai Airlines (Diqing, Jinghong, Lijiang City, Shanghai-Hongqiao)
  • Shenzhen Airlines (Guangzhou, Shenzhen)
  • Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu, Chongqing, Jinghong, Lijiang City, Wanxian)
  • Silk Air (Singapore)
  • Spring Airlines (Changde, Nanchang)
  • Thailand Airways International (Bangkok, Chiang Mai)
  • United Eagle Airlines (Chengdu, Zhanjiang)
  • Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi)
  • Xiamen Airlines (Fuzhou, Xiamen)

Not to be confused with China Airlines. ... China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (中国东方航空股份有限公司) (SEHK: 0670 NYSE: CEA) is an airline based in Shanghai, China. ... China Southern Airlines (中国南方航空公司) (SEHK: 1055, NYSE: ZNH) is an airline based in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... CR Airways Ltd (中富航空) is a Hong Kong-based airline. ... Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , literally Dragon of Hong Kong) is a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific. ... Hainan Airlines (Chinese: 海南航空公司; Pinyin: Hǎinán Hángkōng Gōngsī) is an airline based in Haikou, Hainan, Peoples Republic of China. ... Korean Airlines Boeing 747 Korean Air is the largest airline based in Korea. ... Lao ATR72 Lao Airlines, known until March 2004 as Lao Aviation, was formed in 1976 as the state airline of Laos. ... Okay Airways (奥凯航空公司 Aòkǎi Hángkōng Gōngsī, is the Peoples Republic of Chinas first privately owned airline. ... Shandong Airlines is an airline based in Jinan, Peoples Republic of China. ... Boeing 767-300 in Macau Shanghai Airlines is an airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Shenzhen Airlines is a domestic budget airline based in Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Peoples Republic of China. ... Sichuan Airlines is an airline based in Chengdu in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Silkair is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and is based in Singapore. ... Spring Airlines (春秋航空) is the first low-cost carrier founded in China. ... United Eagle Airlines is an airline based in Chengdu, Sichuan, Peoples Republic of China. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Xiamen Airlines (simplified Chinese: 厦门航空; pinyin: Xiàmén Hángkōng) is the first airline company in Peoples Republic of China run by private individuals, established on July 25, 1984, and based in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. ...

References

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