Sunan Shuofang International Airport

苏南硕放国际机场
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorSunan Shuofang International Airport Ltd. / People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command Air Force
ServesWuxi and Suzhou
LocationShuofang Subdistrict [zh], Xinwu District, Wuxi, Jiangsu
Opened18 February 2004; 19 years ago (2004-02-18)
Elevation AMSL5 m / 16 ft
Coordinates31°29′40″N 120°25′46″E / 31.49444°N 120.42944°E / 31.49444; 120.42944
Websitewww.wuxiairport.com
Maps
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
WUX is located in Jiangsu
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Location of airport in Jiangsu
WUX is located in China
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WUX (China)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2021)
Passengers7,126,411
Cargo (tons)163,395.2
Aircraft movements65,650
Sources:[1][2]
Sunan Shuofang International Airport
Simplified Chinese苏南硕放国际机场
Traditional Chinese蘇南碩放國際機場
Wuxi Shuofang Airport
Simplified Chinese无锡硕放机场
Traditional Chinese無錫碩放機場

Sunan Shuofang International Airport (IATA: WUX, ICAO: ZSWX) is an airport serving the cities of Wuxi and Suzhou in southern Jiangsu Province, China (Sunan meaning "Southern Jiangsu" in Chinese). It is located in Shuofang Subdistrict [zh] in Xinwu District, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southeast of Wuxi and 22 km (14 mi) northwest of Suzhou.[citation needed] The airport was built in 1955 for military use, and commercial flights only started in 2004. Formerly called Wuxi Shuofang Airport, it took the current name in November 2010 and is now co-owned by the governments of Wuxi, Suzhou, and Jiangsu Province.[3]

In 2019, Wuxi Airport handled 7.97 million passengers and 145,000 tons of cargo and mail, ranking 42nd and 22nd in terms of business volume among civil aviation airports in China.

Facilities

The airport has one runway designated 03/21 which measures 3,200 by 50 metres (10,499 ft × 164 ft).[2]

Future planning and construction of the second runway.

In May 2023, the construction of the cargo transportation center and supporting parts of the gliding track started.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
9 Air Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hengyang, Shenyang, Xishuangbanna, Yingkou
Air Travel Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Dali,[4] Harbin, Kaili, Kunming, Lijiang, Tengchong,[5] Turpan,[4] Ürümqi, Xining, Yantai, Yibin, Zhangjiajie, Zhuhai[4]
China Eastern Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Changsha, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Harbin, Hong Kong,[6] Kunming, Macau,[6] Qingdao, Sanya, Seoul-Incheon, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan,[7] Ürümqi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Zhanjiang, Zhuhai,[8] Zunyi–Xinzhou
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Shenzhen
Donghai Airlines Shenzhen
Juneyao Air Changsha, Fuzhou, Guilin, Harbin, Huizhou, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Xi'an, Zhangjiajie
Loong Air Guiyang,[9] Lijiang,[10] Luzhou,[11] Xiangyang[10]
Lucky Air Kunming
Royal Air Philippines Charter: Manila
Ruili Airlines Chongqing, Jingzhou,[12] Kunming, Mangshi, Shenyang,[13] Xi'an, Xining[12]
Shenzhen Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Harbin, Hong Kong,[6] Huizhou, Lanzhou, Linyi, Macau,[6] Nanning,[14] Osaka–Kansai,[15] Quanzhou,[16] Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tokyo–Narita, Xi'an, Yantai, Yichang, Yuncheng, Zhuhai
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Jiuzhaigou, Kunming
Spring Airlines Jieyang
XiamenAir Fuzhou

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
Donghai Airlines Beijing–Capital, Quanzhou, Shenzhen
SF Airlines Shenzhen
DHL Air UK East Midlands, Leipzig/Halle
Suparna Airlines Cargo Hong Kong, Shanghai–Pudong

Ground transportation

The airport is served by a station on Line 3 of the Wuxi Metro.

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Chinese) Wuxi Airport Co., Ltd. Archived 2010-05-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Airport information for Sunan Shuofang International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ 苏南硕放国际机场有限公司正式揭牌 Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine
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