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Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Airport information
 Location of the airport in Sichuan
Airport typePublic
OperatorSichuan Province Airport Group Co.,Ltd
LocationShuangliu County
HubAir China
Chengdu Airlines
Sichuan Airlines
Elevation495 m (1625 ft)

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Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport ( ) is the major airport of Chengdu, People's Republic of China. It is located in the north of Shuangliu County, about 16 km (9.9 mi) southwest of downtown Chengdu.

In 2010 Shuangliu Airport handled 25,805,815 passengers to rank the 6th busiest in mainland China and the 51st in the world. It was also the 6th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 6th busiest by traffic movements in China for 2009.

On May 12, 2008 the airport was temporarily shut down after sustaining some minor damages from the great Sichuan Earthquake but was quickly reopened the following day after inspection of the runway. The continued operation of the airport played a crucial role in facilitating the rescue work after the earthquake.

There is also a long-term plan to build a second airport in Jintang County with five runways. Upon completion, it will take less than 30 minutes to travel from Jintang to downtown Chengdu.

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