Yibin Caiba Airport

Yibin Caiba Airport (Chinese: 宜宾菜坝机场) is a military and former public airport in the city of Yibin in southern Sichuan province of China. Located in the town of Caiba in Cuiping District, the airport was opened on 16 December 1992.[1]

Yibin Caiba Airport


Yibīn Càibà Jīchǎng
Airport typeMilitary (former public)
ServesYibin, Sichuan, China
LocationCaiba, Cuiping District
Opened16 December 1992
Closed4 December 2019
Coordinates28°48′1″N 104°32′40″E / 28.80028°N 104.54444°E / 28.80028; 104.54444Coordinates: 28°48′1″N 104°32′40″E / 28.80028°N 104.54444°E / 28.80028; 104.54444
Caiba Airport is located in Sichuan
Caiba Airport
Caiba Airport
Location of the airport
Caiba Airport is located in China
Caiba Airport
Caiba Airport
Caiba Airport (China)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,150 7,054
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft movements9,633
Cargo (metric tons)3,225.1

In 2011 Yibin Caiba Airport served 326,000 passengers, a 12.4% increase over the previous year, and 2,737.6 tons of cargo. As the airport's location limited its capability to expand, in May 2012 the State Council of China approved the building of the new Yibin Wuliangye Airport to replace Caiba Airport.[2]

Caiba Airport served its last civil flight in the evening of 4 December 2019, and all commercial operations were then transferred to Wuliangye Airport, which opened the following day. As the military facilities of the new airport are still under construction, Caiba is expected to continue serving as a military airbase for approximately another year, and will then be completely closed.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Yao Xiaolan 姚晓岚 (2019-12-04). "宜宾菜坝机场运行27年后民用部分关闭,明起转场五粮液机场". The Paper. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  2. ^ 国务院正式批复宜宾五粮液机场迁建项目立项 (in Chinese). Carnoc. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.