Xiamen Xiang'an International Airport

Xiamen Xiang'an International Airport is an airport being built to serve the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province, China. Once completed (estimated in 2023), it will replace the existing Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport as the city's main airport. The airport is located on the Dadeng Island in Xiang'an District, facing Nan'an, Quanzhou to the north. It is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Kinmen, 25 kilometres (16 mi) from central Xiamen, 44 kilometres (27 mi) from downtown Quanzhou, and 72 kilometres (45 mi) from Zhangzhou.[1]

Xiamen Xiang'an International Airport
Xiamen Xiang'an International Airport building model.jpg
  • IATA: XMN (once opened)
  • ICAO: ZSAM (once opened)
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesXiamen, Fujian
LocationXiang'an District, Xiamen
Coordinates24°33′13″N 118°21′12″E / 24.55361°N 118.35333°E / 24.55361; 118.35333Coordinates: 24°33′13″N 118°21′12″E / 24.55361°N 118.35333°E / 24.55361; 118.35333
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Xiang'an Airport is located in Fujian
Xiang'an Airport
Xiang'an Airport
Location of airport
Xiang'an Airport is located in China
Xiang'an Airport
Xiang'an Airport
Xiang'an Airport (China)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
3,800 12,467
3,800 12,467
3,800 12,467
Source:[1]
Xiamen Xiang'an International Airport
Simplified Chinese厦门翔安国际机场
Traditional Chinese廈門翔安國際機場

FacilitiesEdit

The airport will have three runways, which are 3,800 meters long, respectively (class 4F). It will have a 660,000 square metres (7,100,000 sq ft) terminal building designed in the Dacuo (大厝) architectural style native to the Minnan region. It is projected to serve 62 million passengers and 1 million tons of cargo annually by 2030, and it will be expanded to serve 85 million passengers and 2 million tons of cargo annually by 2040.[2]

Airspace concernEdit

As the airport is only 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Kinmen Airport, there is about 70% of airspace overlapping each other, and the directions of runways are also similar, causing aviation safety concern.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 未来,厦门翔安新机场长这样,预计2020年完成. Sohu (in Chinese). 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ 2019年厦门新机场总体规划正式获民航局批复 (in Chinese). Iport Group.
  3. ^ 馬政府時期 中國填海造陸興建》廈門翔安機場 距金門機場僅10公里. Liberty Times (in Chinese).