Qionghai Bo'ao Airport

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Qionghai Bo'ao Airport

琼海博鳌机场
琼海博鳌机场 大门.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesQionghai, Hainan
LocationZhongyuan, Qionghai
Opened17 March 2016
Coordinates19°8′26″N 110°27′32″E / 19.14056°N 110.45889°E / 19.14056; 110.45889Coordinates: 19°8′26″N 110°27′32″E / 19.14056°N 110.45889°E / 19.14056; 110.45889
Map
BAR is located in Hainan
BAR
BAR
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,200 10,499
Sources:[1]
Qionghai Bo'ao Airport
Simplified Chinese琼海机场
Traditional Chinese瓊海博鰲機場

Qionghai Bo'ao Airport (IATA: BAR, ICAO: ZJQH) is an airport serving the city of Qionghai in Hainan Province, China. The airport received approval from the national government in January 2013,[1][2] and was opened on 17 March 2016 after three years of construction.[3]

History[edit]

The Qionghai airport was built to facilitate travel to the Boao Forum for Asia, an annual political event held 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) away in Boao.[4][5] The airport also serves rising tourism to the province of Hainan.[5][6] A feasibility study on the airport was approved by government officials in December 2012,[7] followed by the master plan in May 2013.[8] A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 17 March 2015.[4]

After a test flight in March 2016,[9] the airport received its first commercial flight – a Hainan Airlines Boeing 737 from Beijing – on 17 March 2016.[10] For a short period thereafter, the airport remained open to domestic charter flights carrying Boao Forum attendees.[11][12] After the forum, the Qionghai airport closed so that a new international terminal and a 600-metre (2,000 ft) runway extension could be completed before the next forum. The airport reopened on 29 December 2016, receiving an Air Guilin flight from Guilin.[12]

Facilities[edit]

Qionghai Airport has a 3,200-meter runway capable of handling large jet aircraft, a 9,000 square-meter terminal building, and 26 aircraft parking aprons. It is designed to handle 480,000 passengers and 1,440 tons of cargo annually by 2020.[1][2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air China Tianjin
China Eastern Airlines Hangzhou,[13] Jinan,[13] Lanzhou,[13] Taiyuan,[13] Wuyishan[13]
China Southern Airlines Xi'an
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Beihai, Guiyang
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital,[14] Chengdu,[15] Guangzhou,[16] Shenzhen[15]
Loong Air Hangzhou, Jieyang
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Shenzhen Airlines Shenyang, Taiyuan
Urumqi Air Karamay, Lanzhou, Urumqi, Zhengzhou

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 海南博鳌机场可研报告获批 预计上半年动工. Xinhuanet (in Chinese). 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  2. ^ a b 海南博鳌机场可研报告获批 2015年底建成通航. Chinanews (in Chinese). 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  3. ^ 博鳌机场迎北京-博鳌首航班 试运行阶段每日1班. Carnoc (in Chinese). 2016-03-17.
  4. ^ a b Ji, Michelangelo (19 March 2015). "Boao Airport Starts Construction Officially". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b Wong, Joy (18 February 2013). "Construction of Boao Airport to Start in May". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  6. ^ Zhou, Su; Xiaoli, Liu (24 March 2016). "New Airport Helps Hainan's Tourism Take off". China Daily. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  7. ^ Ge, Lena (15 January 2013). "Hainan Boao Airport Given Green Light". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  8. ^ Zheng, Leon (27 May 2013). "Hainan Qionghai Boao Airport Master Plan Gets Approval". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Boao airport ready to open for upcoming Asian forum". Xinhua News Agency. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  10. ^ Ge, Lena (17 March 2016). "Bo'ao Airport Opens for Business, Serving Upcoming Asian Forum". China Aviation Daily. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Bo'ao Airport Resumes Operation on December 29". China Aviation Daily. Xinhua News Agency. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Qinghao Bo'ao, China reopens to commercial traffic". ch-aviation. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  13. ^ a b c d e 2018年冬春季东航新增博鳌航线 | 换季没到,特惠先行. WeChat (in Chinese). China Eastern South China Sales Center.
  14. ^ https://tass.com/economy/1181969
  15. ^ a b https://tass.com/economy/1213085
  16. ^ https://tass.com/economy/1184425