Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport

Ürümqi Diwopu
International Airport

ئۈرۈمچى دىۋوپۇ خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى
Airport type Public
Operator Xinjiang Airport Group Co. Ltd.
Serves Ürümqi, Xinjiang
Location Diwopu Township, Xinshi District, Ürümqi
Hub for
Focus city for Hainan Airlines
Elevation AMSL 648 m / 2,126 ft
Coordinates 43°54′26″N 87°28′27″E / 43.90722°N 87.47417°E / 43.90722; 87.47417Coordinates: 43°54′26″N 87°28′27″E / 43.90722°N 87.47417°E / 43.90722; 87.47417
Website www.xjairport.com

CAAC airport chart
Location of airport in Xinjiang
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,600 11,811 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 20,200,767
Aircraft movements 162,265
Cargo (metric tons) 157,508.7
Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Chinese name
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
Uyghur name
ئۈرۈمچى دىۋوپۇ خەلقئارا ئايروپورتى

Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (IATA: URC, ICAO: ZWWW) is an airport serving Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. It is located in Diwopu township of Xinshi district, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of downtown Ürümqi. A hub for China Southern Airlines and as a focus city for Hainan Airlines, the airport handled 21,500,901 passengers in 2017, making it the 18th busiest airport in China by passenger traffic.[3]


Ürümqi Airport was opened to foreign passengers in 1973, and has been used for emergency landings for flights between Europe and west Asia. On September 12, 2007, British citizen Akmal Shaikh was arrested for drug-trafficking, after customs officers discovered 4 kilograms (9 Ib) of heroin in his baggage. He was sentenced to death and executed on December 29, 2009.


The airport covers an area of 484 hectares (1,200 acres). Its newly built runway is 3,600 m (11,800 ft) in length. The airport can allow the landing of large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The 110,000 m2 (1,200,000 sq ft) apron can accommodate over 30 aircraft.


  • The first runway (07/25): in 1994 to accept the expansion, the flight zone level 4E, runway length 3600 meters, 45 meters wide, PCN value of 74, elevation 648 meters, with Class II precision approach.
  • The second runway (???): under construction, located to the north of current runway, flight zone level 4F, runway length 3600 meters, 60 meters wide.
  • The third runway (???): under construction, located to the north of current runway, flight zone level 4F, runway 3200 meters long, 60 meters wide.


Terminal 1

The original terminal opened in 1974. It was closed between April 23, 2011 and August 30, 2013 for renovation.[4] On April 1, 2014, operations were resumed.[5] After the transformation of the T1 terminal with six security channels, 19 check-in counters, with the peak hourly 700 times the business capacity.[6] This terminal is mainly for the regional aviation aviation around Xinjiang province and low-cost aviation use, including Tianjin Airlines, Capital Aviation, Spring Airlines, Yunnan Xiangpeng Airlines, China United Airlines, Okay Airways and Western Airlines.[7]

Terminal 2

Construction on this terminal started in April 1994, was completed in December 2001 through the national acceptance, and on May 12, 2002 the terminal was put into operation. On July 10, 2010 it closed for a renovation project, and resumed operations on April 16, 2011.[8] It serves most domestic routes outside of Xinjiang province, except for China Southern, Xiamen and Chongqing airline flights.

Terminal 3

Construction of Terminal 3 to the west of the older terminal building began in April 2007 at a cost of 2.8 billion yuan (350 million U.S. dollars). It increased Diwopu's ability to handle more than three times its current (2007) 5.13 million passengers annually to 16.35 million passengers. It can also handle 275,000 tons of cargo and 155,000 aircraft a year. Terminal 3 added 22 more jet bridges and nearly 106,000 square meters of new terminal space.[9] The terminal opened in 2009.

Terminal 4

A new expansion project currently under construction, which began in 2017, will see a new terminal building covering almost 400,000 sq meters as well as an additional two runways north of the existing one.[10]

Airlines and destinations


9 Air Guangzhou
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Astana Almaty, Astana
Air China Aksu, Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hotan, Kashgar, Korla, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yining, Yuncheng
Hajj: Jeddah
Air Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
Ariana Afghan Airlines Seasonal: Kabul
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Capital, Hangzhou, Hanzhong, Nanjing, Shijiazhuang, Yichang, Zhengzhou
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Guangzhou, Hami, Hefei, Kashgar, Krabi,[11] Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Yining, Zhengzhou
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
China Southern Airlines Aksu, Almaty, Altay, Ashgabat, Astana, Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi (begins 28 October 2018),[12] Baotou, Beijing–Capital, Bishkek, Bole, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dubai–International, Dunhuang, Dushanbe, Fuyun, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Hotan, Islamabad, Jinan, Kanas, Karamay, Kashgar, Khujand, Korla, Kunming, Kuqa, Lahore,[13] Lanzhou, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nalati, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Novosibirsk, Osh, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Saint Petersburg, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Xuzhou, Yinchuan, Yining, Zhengzhou
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan
Donghai Airlines Nantong, Zhengzhou
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Jinan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Yichang, Zhengzhou
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang
Jiangxi Air Nanchang, Xi'an
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao
Korean Air Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon[14]
Lion Air Charter: Denpasar/Bali
Loong Air Hangzhou, Zhengzhou
Lucky Air Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou
Okay Airways Changsha, Xi'an
Qingdao Airlines Lanzhou, Qingdao
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo,[15] Novosibirsk
Shandong Airlines Fuzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Yinchuan, Osaka–Kansai[16]
Shanghai Airlines Hotan, Shanghai–Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Sanya, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou, Zhongwei[17]
Somon Air Dushanbe[18]
Spring Airlines Luoyang, Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shijiazhuang, Xi'an
Suparna Airlines Shenzhen
Tianjin Airlines Aksu, Altay, Bole, Changsha, Chongqing, Guiyang, Haikou, Hotan, Kashgar, Korla, Kuqa, Nalati, Ordos, Sanya, Tacheng, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou
Urumqi Air Changsha, Chengdu, Dunhuang, Fuzhou, Haikou, Hami, Hefei, Hotan, Irkutsk,[19] Jiayuguan, Jinan, Kashgar, Kuqa, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Mianyang, Nanchong, Xi'an, Xiangyang, Yining, Zhengzhou, Karamay
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent[20]
West Air Chongqing, Lanzhou, Singapore, Zhengzhou
XiamenAir Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Huai'an, Jinan, Nanchang, Nanjing, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhengzhou


Silk Way Airlines Baku
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat

Other facilities

When the airline existed, China Xinjiang Airlines had its headquarters on the airport property.[21]

See also


  1. Airport information for ZWWW from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. Airport information for URC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. "2017年民航机场生产统计公报". www.caac.gov.cn.
  4. Tianshan Net (天山网) (2014-02-18). 乌鲁木齐地窝堡国际机场T1航站楼2014年4月将重新启用. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  5. 亚心网 (2014-04-01). 乌鲁木齐国际机场T1航站楼启用 7家航空公司在此运营. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  6. 国际机场T1航站楼4月“复出”. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  7. 亚心网 (2014-04-01). 乌鲁木齐国际机场T1航站楼启用 7家航空公司在此运营. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  8. 民航资源网 (2011-03-29). "乌鲁木齐机场T2航站楼4月16日重新投入使用". Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  9. english@peopledaily.com.cn. "People's Daily Online – Urumqi airport expansion to triple passenger capacity". english.peopledaily.com.cn. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  10. 网易航空 (2016-08-04). "乌鲁木齐机场将建T4航站楼 面积40万平方米". Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  11. 东航将开通乌鲁木齐—合肥—甲米国际航线
  12. "China Southern adds Urumqi – Bangkok service from late-Oct 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  13. Liu, Jim (18 March 2018). "China Southern adds plans Lahore launch from late-June 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  14. 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Korean Air increases Urumqi service in S18".
  15. "S7 Airlines launches flights from Moscow to Urumqi". s7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  16. "Shandong Airlines Adds New Osaka Service from July 2015". Airlineroute.net. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  17. "乌鲁木齐机场新增北京—中卫—乌鲁木齐航班_民航新闻_民航资源网". news.carnoc.com.
  18. "Timetable". Archived from the original on 10 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  19. Liu, Jim (15 June 2018). "Urumqi Air proposes Irkutsk late-June 2018 launch". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  20. "Uzbekistan Airways launches second weekly operation on the route Tashkent – Urumqi". uzairways.com. Uzairways. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  21. "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 1–7 April 1998. 57. "Diwopu International Airport, Urumqi, 830016, Xinjiang, China."
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