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Urumchi Diwopu International Airport

Brief Introduction

Urumchi Diwopu International Airport is located in Diwopu township of Xinshi district, about 16.8 kilometers northwest of downtown Urumchi. The airport is a hub for China Southern Airlines and as a focus city for Hainan Airlines. Urumchi Airport is one of the five gateway airports in China. In 2014, the airport handled 16,311,140 passengers, making it the 15th busiest airport in China.


Name: Urumchi Diwopu International Airport
Simplified Chinese: 乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场
Traditional Chinese: 烏魯木齊地窩堡國際機場
Address: Diwopu township of Xinshi district, Urumchi
Telephone number: 86-991-3801453
Operator: Xinjiang Airport Airport Group Co.,Ltd
Build Time: 1939
Airport type: 4E International Civil Aviation Airport
Number of runways: 1
Passengers handling capacity: 16,311,140 passengers(2014)

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Urumchi Diwopu International Airport was first built in 1939 as Civil Aviation between China and the Soviet Union. The airport played an important role during the world war against the Fascists and the China's War of Liberation. It was rebuilt and opened to the public in 1973, and became the emergency landing ground for airlines to Europe and west Asia. The airport went through 2 expansions in 1994 and 2007. Now it has a 4E rating runway and 3 terminals. The passengers handling capacity is 17,300,000 passengers. Urumchi Diwopu International Airport had been opened 147 flight routes by the end of 2012.


Urumchi Diwopu International Airport has three Terminals, covering an area of 1,850,000 square meters, with 34 boarding bridges, 47 security channels, and 111 check-in counters. The international and transfer services is offered in Terminal 3. There is free ferry bus service among terminals.


Urumchi Diwopu International Airport is a hub for China Southern Airlines and as a focus city for Hainan Airlines. It has 147 scheduled flight routes including 14 international routes.

Here are the airlines operating in the Airport:
International airlines:
Air Arabia(G9), Air Astana(KC), Air China(CA), Air Kyrgyzstan(QH), Ariana Afghan Airlines(FG), Korean Air(KE), S7 Airlines(S7), Shandong Airlines(SC), Somon Air(SZ), Uzbekistan Airways(HY)

Domestic airlines:
9 Air(AQ), Beijing Capital Airlines(JD), China Airlines(CI), China Eastern Airlines(MU), China Southern Airlines(CZ), China United Airlines (KN), Hainan Airlines(HU), Jiangxi Air(RY), Juneyao Airlines(HO), Lucky Air(8L), Okay Airways(BK), Shandong Airlines(SC), Shanghai Airlines(FM), Shenzhen Airlines(ZH), Sichuan Airlines(3U), Spring Airlines (9C), Tianjin Airlines(GS), Urumchi Air(UQ), West Air(PN), Xiamen Airlines(MF)

Urumchi Diwopu International Airport Photo

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Useful Numbers

Information Center: 86-991-3801453
Lost & Found:86-991-3801654
Airport Police Station:86-991-3801110
Medical Service: 86-991-3801733(T2),