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Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
LocationYubei District, Chongqing
HubAir China focus city
China Southern focus city
Chongqing Airlines
Sichuan Airlines
West Air
Elevation416 m (1365 ft)

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Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (Simplified Chinese: 重庆江北国际机场, Traditional Chinese: 重慶江北國際機場, Pinyin: Chóngqìng Jiāngběi Guójì Jīchǎng) is an airport located in the Yubei District of Chongqing, People's Republic of China offering a growing network of direct flights to China, South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe. It is located 21km north of the city-centre of Chongqing and serves as an important aviation hub for south-western China. Jiangbei airport is a hub for Chongqing Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and HNA's new China West Air. It is a focus city for Air China and China Southern and therefore allows good international connections for Star Alliance and Sky Team network travellers.

Currently Jiangbei airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 serving international flights; Terminal 2, Halls A and B serving domestic flights. The first, second and third phase of the airport came into operation in January 1990, December 2004, and December 2010 respectively. The domestic terminal is capable of handling 30 million passengers while its international terminal is able to handle more than 1 million passengers annually. A third terminal is currently in the planning stage along with a third runway construction due to commence shortly.

In terms of passenger traffic, Chongqing airport was the 10th busiest airport nationwide in 2010, handling 15,802,334 people. Also, the airport was the 11th busiest airport by cargo traffic and by traffic movements in China. During the first 6 months of year 2011, Chongqing airport handled 8.87 million passengers, surpassed Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport whose number was 8.48 million to become the 9th busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in mailand China.

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