Nanchang Changbei International Airport

Nanchang Changbei International Airport (IATA: KHN, ICAO: ZSCN) is an airport serving Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, China. It is located 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Nanchang. Construction began in October 1996 and the airport went into operation on 10 September 1999, replacing Nanchang Xiangtang Airport. It was upgraded to an international airport and was greatly expanded in 2008–2011.

Nanchang Changbei International Airport

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Airport typePublic
OperatorCapital Airport Holding
ServesNanchang, Jiangxi
LocationLehua, Xinjian District, Nanchang
OpenedSeptember 10, 1999 (1999-09-10)
Hub forJiangxi Air
Elevation AMSL44 m / 144 ft
Coordinates28°51′54″N 115°54′00″E / 28.86500°N 115.90000°E / 28.86500; 115.90000
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
KHN is located in China
Location of the airport in China
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,400 11,155 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft movements108,614
Cargo (metric tons)82,604.4
Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Simplified Chinese南昌国际机场
Traditional Chinese南昌昌北國際機場


Nanchang Xiangtang Airport, a dual-use civil and military airport, served as Nanchang's main airport from 1957 to 1999. From 102 passengers in 1957, by 1996 Xiangtang served more than 800,000 passengers annually and could no longer accommodate more traffic.[1] In 1996, construction began for Changbei Airport, originally designed to handle 2 million passengers annually. On 10 September 1999, Changbei Airport was opened and all commercial flights were transferred from Xiangtang, which reverted to sole military use.[1]

In 2003, Capital Airport Holding took over the operation of Changbei Airport from the Jiangxi Provincial Government. In the same year, it handled more than 1 million annual passengers for the first time. In 2004, Changbei was upgraded to an international airport.[1] Passenger volume grew exponentially in the 2000s, and the airport underwent major expansion in 2008. At its completion in 2011, Changbei Airport became a Class 4E international airport, capable of handling 12 million passengers per year.[1]

However, the rapid expansion of China's high-speed railway network diverted much of the airport's passenger volume, and passenger growth at Changbei slowed to 6.3%, 3.4%, and 5% in 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively. The governments of Nanchang city and Jiangxi province began subsidizing new flights in 2017 and passenger volume grew by 39% in that year and exceeded 10 million for the first time.[1] By 2018, the airport hosts 46 airlines, which operate 127 routes connecting Nanchang with 68 cities. The third phase of expansion, which will connect the airport to Nanchang Metro and the Nanchang–Jiujiang high-speed railway, is under construction.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The airport in April 2000, shortly after going into operation
Terminal interior
9 Air Guiyang, Yantai
Air Chang'an Xi'an, Yinchuan
Air China Beijing–Capital, Beijing–Daxing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yinchuan
Air Guilin Beihai, Haikou, Xuzhou
Air Travel Baoshan, Lanzhou, Zhuhai
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Daxing, Haikou, Lijiang, Qingdao, Sanya
Cambodia Angkor Air Charter: Siem Reap
Chengdu Airlines Guiyang, Lijiang, Nanning, Yantai
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changchun,[2] Chengdu, Dalian,[3] Guangzhou, Guilin,[4] Harbin,[3] Huizhou,[2] Jieyang,[3] Jinan,[5] Kaohsiung, Kunming, Lanzhou,[3] Ningbo, Osaka–Kansai,[6] Qingdao,[2] Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shizuoka,[6] Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Wuxi,[3] Xi'an, Xishuangbanna,[7] Xuzhou,[3] Yancheng,[7] Yantai,[3] Yinchuan
China Southern Airlines Changchun, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang,[8] Haikou, Nanning, Qingdao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
Changchun, Chongqing, Dali
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Zunyi–Maotai
Donghai Airlines Changchun, Jining,[9] Linyi, Nantong, Shenzhen, Zhuhai
Eastar Jet Charter: Jeju
Fuzhou Airlines Fuzhou
GX Airlines Nanning, Ningbo
Hainan Airlines Baotou, Beijing–Capital, Haikou, Harbin, Hohhot, Jinan, Lanzhou, Sanya, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Weifang, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhanjiang, Zhuhai
Hebei Airlines Beijing–Daxing,[10] Sanya, Shijiazhuang
Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu (suspended)[11]
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong[12]
JC International Airlines Sihanoukville[13]
Jiangxi Air Beihai, Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Dalian, Ganzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hailar, Hohhot, Jinan, Manzhouli, Nanjing, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Yinchuan, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou, Zhuhai
Juneyao Airlines Kunming, Lijiang, Nanjing
Lanmei Airlines Sihanoukville[14]
Lion Air Charter: Denpasar
Loong Air Kunming, Ningbo, Xi'an, Zhuhai
Lucky Air Ganzhou, Haikou
Myanmar Airways International Charter: Mandalay[15]
Neos Milan–Malpensa[16]
Nok Air Charter: U-Tapao–Pattaya[17]
Okay Airways Beihai, Tianjin,[18] Xi'an,[18] Zhuhai
Qingdao Airlines Harbin, Qingdao, Zunyi–Xinzhou
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Nanning, Qingdao, Zhuhai
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Changchun, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Harbin, Huizhou, Korla, Kunming, Macau,[19] Osaka–Kansai,[20] Qingdao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Singapore, Taipei–Taoyuan, Urumqi, Yuncheng
Sichuan Airlines Beihai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Harbin, Kunming, Lijiang, Ningbo, Wenzhou,[21] Xichang, Xishuangbanna, Zhoushan
Spring Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[22] Changchun, Jieyang, Lanzhou, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang
Sriwijaya Air Charter: Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta
Suparna Airlines Changchun
Thai AirAsia Chiang Mai
Thai AirAsia X Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang[23]
Tianjin Airlines Guilin, Hohhot, Ningbo, Xi'an
Tibet Airlines Lanzhou, Nanchong
VietJet Air Nha Trang
West Air Chongqing
XiamenAir Fuzhou


  • Part of the airport exterior roof collapsed during strong winds on 4 March 2018.[24]

See alsoEdit


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  22. ^ Spring Airlines begin new service to Bangkok
  23. ^ New Destination : Bangkok(Don Mueang) - Nanchang(KHN) : THB 2,295
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