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Zhangjiajie International Airport

Zhangjiajie International Airport (once called Dayong Airport, Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport) is located in the world famous resort, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China. It is regional airports for domestic tourism, and also Hunan’s backbone Airport. On August 18, 1994, Zhangjiajie International Airport was officially opened to traffic. The airport plays an important role in the development of the tourism industry in Hunan.

Zhangjiajie International Airport now covers an area of 154.56 hectares. It is a 4D-graded airport designed and built in accordance with the national civil aviation and ICAO technical standards. The runway is 2600 meters long and 45 meters wide. Channels on both sides are 7.5 meters wide and 0.32-0.34 m thick. The flexural strength is 4.5MPA. Road shoulder thickness is 0.12 m. The airport is available for 250 below medium-sized aircrafts to take off and land. The apron area is 120,000 square meters and there are 19 aircraft stands.

Zhangjiajie International Airport has opened 11 international routes in 2010, of which seven international routes were newly opened. There are 16 domestic routes. The airport is connected with 11 international cities of two foreign countries and 18 domestic citie. The average flight density is 89 classes in a week. In 2010, the passenger throughput Zhangjiajie International Airport reached 1,126,361 passengers, cargo and mail throughput 1272.3 tons. It completed a total of 9279 sorties flights taking off and landing in 2010. In the same year, there were the domestic charter flight 2382 sorties, accouting 334,767 passengers.

Basic information of Zhangjiajie International Airport
English Name:
Zhangjiajie International Airport
Chinese Name
Jichang Road, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China
Service From
Distance from Sanya City
8 km


In May 1988, the State Council approved the original county-level city Dayong into prefecture-level city. The origin jurisdiction belonged to Autonomous Sangzhi County, the origin Cili County of Changde District and Yongding District, Wulingyuan District.

On April 18, 1991, Premier Li Peng committed Dayong Airport to start construction.

On November 8, 1991, groundbreaking ceremony was held in Dayong Airport.

On December 22, 1993, Dayong airport had its successful trials.

On January 14, 1994, Dayong airport was renamed "Zhangjiajie Dayong Airport."

On April 4, 1994, the State Council approved Dayong city to be renamed as Zhangjiajie City.

On August 18, 1994, Zhangjiajie Dayong Airport officially declared navigable.

In October 31, 1995, Zhangjiajie Dayong Airport was renamed "Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport."

In April 16, 1999, Zhangjiajie air ports opened, and held the ceremony of first flight to Hong Kong. Then the Macau flights were opened.

In February 24, 2011, Zhangjiajie expanding air ports open to foreign planes was approved by the state.

In November 17, 2011 China Civil Aviation Authority announced that from 0:00 on the 17th November, Zhangjiajie air ports formally expanded opening up. And the airport upgraded to international airport open to all aircraft of foreign nationality. Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport was upgraded to Zhangjiajie International Airport.

In 2013 cross-strait charter flights to Taiwan was opened. It was operated by TransAsia Airways and China Southern Airlines with Taipei to Zhangjiajie route, and EVA Air is operating Kaohsiung to Zhangjiajie charter flights. The Cross-strait charter flights are the first cross-border regular flights for Zhangjiajie International Airport.

Airlines and Destinations

Air China
Beijing, Chengdu
Capital Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Shanghai, Nanjing, Xi'an, Wuxi, Changzhou
China Southern Airlines
Beijing, Changsha, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Qingdao, Ningbo
China Southern Airlines
Okay Airways
Chongqing, Tianjin
Shanghai Airlines
Sichuan Airlines
Chongqing, Nanjing
Spring Airlines
Hangzhou, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang
TransAsia Airways
Kaohsiung (regular charter)

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