Baotou Airport (IATA: BAV, ICAO: ZBOW) is an airport serving the city of Baotou in Inner Mongolia, China. Baotou Airport was founded preliminarily in 1934 and opened in 1956. The airport is 14 miles (23 km) from downtown areas.

Baotou Airport
Airport typePublic
ServesBaotou, Inner Mongolia
LocationDonghe District
Elevation AMSL1,012 m / 3,320 ft
Coordinates40°33′35″N 109°59′48″E / 40.55972°N 109.99667°E / 40.55972; 109.99667Coordinates: 40°33′35″N 109°59′48″E / 40.55972°N 109.99667°E / 40.55972; 109.99667
BAV is located in Inner Mongolia
Location of the airport in Inner Mongolia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft movements18,980
Cargo (metric tons)7,144.6
Baotou Airport
Traditional Chinese包頭機場
Simplified Chinese包头机场

It is a class 4D airport. Runway 13-31 is 9,186 feet (2,800 m) long and 200 feet (61 m) wide. It is equipped at both ends with Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Approach Lighting Systems (ALS) with sequenced flashers, and touchdown zone (TDZ) lighting. Both the Boeing 737-900 and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft are capable of landing there.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On November 21, 2004, China Eastern Airlines Flight 5210 crashed shortly after takeoff from Baotou Erliban Airport. All 53 people on board the aircraft and two people on the ground were killed.


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