Ningbo Lishe International Airport

Ningbo Lishe International Airport (IATA: NGB, ICAO: ZSNB) is the principal airport serving Ningbo, a major city in the Yangtze River Delta region and the second largest city in Zhejiang Province, China.

Ningbo Lishe International Airport

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Airport typePublic
OperatorNingbo Lishe International Airport Co. Ltd.
ServesNingbo, Zhejiang
LocationHaishu District, Ningbo
Elevation AMSL4 m / 13 ft
Coordinates29°49′36″N 121°27′43″E / 29.82667°N 121.46194°E / 29.82667; 121.46194Coordinates: 29°49′36″N 121°27′43″E / 29.82667°N 121.46194°E / 29.82667; 121.46194
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
NGB is located in Zhejiang
Location of airport in Zhejiang
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft movements85,434
Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Simplified Chinese宁波栎社国际机场
Traditional Chinese寧波櫟社國際機場

In 2013, the airport handled 5.4 million passengers, ranking 36th in China. It was the 29th busiest airport in China in cargo traffic in 2012.[1]


Ningbo's first airport was opened for civil service on 16 November 1984 when a CAAC Antonov AN-24 aircraft landed at the military Ningbo Zhuangqiao Airport (宁波庄桥机场).

In 1985, the Central Government of China approved the construction of Ningbo Lishe Airport. On 30 June 1990, it opened for service and became the first civil-only airport in Zhejiang. The construction cost was RMB 126 million.

In July 1992, the airport opened for international service. The first international service was opened to Hong Kong later the same year. In November 1998, service to Macau with onward code-share connection to Taipei and Kaohsiung started. International cargo flights started by the end of 1998.

In March 1997, Great Wall Airlines established a hub at the facility. The airport has services to 38 domestic destinations in China and international services to Hong Kong, Seoul, and Macau. It is served by 16 airlines.

It was renamed Ningbo Lishe International Airport from Ningbo Lishe Airport on 29 November 2005.


The airport is one of the fastest growing in China. In 1992, 286,021 passengers and 4,064 tons of cargo passed through the airport. In 2002, the figures grew to 1.28 million passengers and over 20,000 tons of cargo. Annual growth rate is 17.8% and 19.8% for passenger traffic and cargo traffic respectively.

In 2004, the airport handled 1.85 million passengers and 34,800 tons of cargo. It was expected to handle 2.3 million passengers and 52,000 tons of cargo in 2008.

Foreign investmentEdit

Its operator signed a strategic partnership agreement on 10 June 2005 with Fraport, the operator of Frankfurt Airport under which it will sell a 25% stake to the German airport operator.[citation needed]


A new passenger terminal was opened on 8 October 2002 at a construction cost of RMB 770 million with an annual capacity of 3.8 million passengers. It can handle 1,700 passengers at maximum per hour. The departure lounge occupies 43,500 m². The new apron occupies an area of 87,000 m². The new terminal has 16 departure gates and 7 jetways. The new parking facility associated has 360 parking spaces.

Airlines and destinationsEdit


9 Air Guangzhou, Shenyang
Air Busan Seoul–Incheon[2]
Air Chang'an Jingdezhen, Xi'an
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Wanzhou
Air Guilin Jieyang
Air Macau Macau
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou, Shenyang
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Chengdu Airlines Guiyang, Hengyang, Lijiang
China Eastern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian,[3] Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Harbin,[4] Hohhot,[3] Jieyang,[3] Kunming, Lanzhou, Liuzhou,[4] Luoyang,[3] Luzhou, Nanchang, Osaka–Kansai, Qingdao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shizuoka, Taipei–Taoyuan, Urumqi, Weihai,[3] Wuhan, Xi'an, Xingyi,[3] Xining, Yanji,[5] Yantai,[5] Yinchuan, Yuncheng,[3] Zhanjiang,[6] Zhengzhou, Zhuhai[4]
China Southern Airlines Changsha, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Nanning, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
Chongqing, Yichun
China United Airlines Baotou, Beijing–Daxing
Citilink Charter: Denpasar/Bali[7]
Colorful Guizhou Airlines Guiyang, Tongren
EVA Air Kaohsiung
Fuzhou Airlines Chizhou, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
GX Airlines Nanchang, Nanning
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Changsha, Chongqing, Dongying, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Weifang, Xi'an, Zhengzhou
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang
HK Express Hong Kong
Lanmei Airlines Siem Reap
Loong Air Changchun, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Jining, Kalibo, Kunming, Lianyungang, Nanchang, Nanning, Qianjiang, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Weihai, Xi'an, Xingyi, Yangyang,[8] Zhengzhou
Lucky Air Anqing, Ganzhou, Kunming, Lijiang, Mianyang, Xingyi, Yichang
Mandarin Airlines Taichung, Taipei–Taoyuan
Myanmar Airways International Seasonal charter: Mandalay, Yangon
Okay Airways Tianjin
Qingdao Airlines Beihai, Mandalay,[9] Phuket,[9] Qingdao, Yangon[9]
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Guilin, Haikou, Jieyang, Jinan, Qingdao
Shenzhen Airlines Guangzhou, Harbin, Linyi
Sichuan Airlines Beihai, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Harbin, Kunming, Nanchang, Sanya, Shenyang
Sky Angkor Airlines Charter: Siem Reap
Spring Airlines Baotou, Changchun, Chongqing, Dalian, Guilin, Guiyang, Huai'an, Jinggangshan, Kaohsiung,[10][11] Lanzhou, Luoyang, Nanning, Qingdao, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Shiyan, Urumqi, Yancheng, Yinchuan, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou
Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[12] Changbaishan, Jeju,[13] Manzhouli, Nagoya–Centrair,[14] Phuket
Spring Airlines Japan Tokyo–Narita[15]
Suparna Airlines Shenzhen
Sriwijaya Air Charter: Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta
Thai AirAsia Seasonal: Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang[16]
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin, Zhengzhou
Uni Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Vietjet Air Seasonal charter: Phu Quoc
Vietnam Airlines Seasonal charter: Nha Trang
West Air Changsha, Chongqing
XiamenAir Changchun, Dalian, Xiamen



Hong Kong Airlines Cargo Hong Kong
Qantas Freight Hobart
China Cargo Airlines Amsterdam

Ground transportationEdit

Free bus service between the airport and Lishe International Airport Station is available every 10 minutes. There are limousine airport buses to downtown Ningbo every hour. There are buses to prefectures farther away from Ningbo with less frequency.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 中国大陆2011年全年机场排名前50名. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  2. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air Busan revises 4Q19 International routes launch". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g 东航新开宁波至洛阳、呼和浩特、大连等航线
  4. ^ a b c 东航新开宁波至柳州、延吉等航线
  5. ^ a b 暑期旅游?东方君带你凉爽带你HIGH. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  6. ^ "东航浙江分公司开通宁波—武汉—湛江航线". Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  7. ^ Citilink to add flights to China cities
  8. ^ "Loong Air adds Yangyang service in W19". routesonline. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  9. ^ a b c Liu, Jim. "Qingdao Airlines plans new international routes in 4Q19". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Spring Airlines adds Ningbo – Kaohsiung service from June 2019".
  11. ^ "Spring Airlines".
  12. ^ "Spring Airlines Adds New Routes to Bangkok in July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  13. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Spring Airlines adds Ningbo – Jeju service from Nov 2016". Retrieved 30 June 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Spring Airlines Adds Ningbo – Nagoya Service from late-Dec 2015". Routesonline. Retrieved 30 June 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "Spring Airlines Japan adds Tokyo – Ningbo service from late-April 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  16. ^ New Destination to China
  17. ^ "宁波栎社国际机场".

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