Lijiang Sanyi International Airport

Brief Introduction

Lijiang Sanyi International Airport(IATA:LJG,ICAO:ZPLJ) is located in Qihe Town(七河镇), Gucheng District, Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, China. It is a civil transport airport, belonging to national first-class port. It is the “civilized airport” in southwest China, and is the second largest airport in Yunnan, the hub airport of Yunnan regional tourism, as well as is the third international airport after Kunming Changshui International Airport and Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport. According to information on the airport’s official website in August 2017, the airfield area is 4D, the runway is 3000 meters long, and it can provide Boeing 767, Airbus 330 and other planes for takeoffs and landings. There are 19 aircraft stands, 33000 square meters of domestic terminal buildings and 5300 square meters of international terminal buildings. The airport is about 30 kilometers away from Lijiang urban area.

Basic Information about Lijiang Sanyi International Airport

English Name Lijiang Sanyi Internaitional Airport
Chinese Name 丽江三义国际机场
Airport Level 4D Civil Airport
Location Qihe Town, Gucheng District, 30 km from Lijiang City
Size of the Airport Domestic terminal (33000 square meters), international terminal building (5300 square meters), 19 aircraft stands, 8 boarding lounge bridges.

Construction and Development of the Airport

1. Lijiang Airport was constructed from 1992, and was finished the construction in 1995. It was officially put into operation in July, 1995.

2. Lijiang Airport used to be reconstructed and expended in 1998, but it still can not meet the needs of development. At the end of 2007, the new extension project of Lijiang Airport began. In 2011, after reconstruction and extension, the grade of Lijiang airport was upgraded from 4C to 4D, with 19 aircrafts stands and 8 boarding bridges with a runway length of 3000 meters. The building area of the domestic terminal is 33000 square meters and the international terminal is 5300 square meters.

3. At present, the third reconstruction and expansion is underway. On December 7, 2016, Lijiang Sanyi International Airport officially launched the third phase of the reconstruction and expansion project. In the future, the airport runway will be extended to 3500 meters, the number of aircraft stands will be increased to 60, the parallel taxiways and related platform liaison roads, new terminal buildings and parking aprons, as well as related auxiliary facilities will be constructed. In 2020, the third reconstruction and expansion project will be completed and the facilities will be put into use, the total investment scale is of 5 billion.

Operation Services

According to the comprehensive information of August 2017 on airport’s official website, the total number of navigation cities at Lijiang Sanyi International Airport is 59, among which 53 are domestic navigation cities, which cover the first tier cities and most of the provincial capitals. The remaining 6 cities are international navigation cities leading to Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan and Hong Kong area. There are 29 operating airlines.

Lijiang Airport can be connected by domestic flights in the following cities.

Airlines Destinations
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Beijing, Guangzhou, Xishuangbanna, Chengdu, Xi’an, Yinchuan, Tengchong, Taipei
Capital Airlines Kunming, Beijing, Guangzhou, Xishuangbanna, Chengdu, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Hefei(合肥), Jinan(济南), Shenyang, Shijiazhuang
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen, Xishuangbanna, Chengdu, Kunming
China Southern Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Beijing
Lucky Air Kunming, Xishuangbanna, Chongqing, Changsha, Luzhou(兰州), Nanjing, Lanzhou, Ningbo(宁波), Xuzhou, Haikou(海口), Xingyi(兴义), Wuhan, Xi’an, Chengdu, Shenzhen
Sichuan Airlines Chongqing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Mianyang(绵阳), Lhasa, Yibin(宜宾), Xi’an, Nanchang
Xiamen Airlines Xiamen(厦门), Chongqing, Hangzhou
Kunming Airlines Kunming, Xishuangbanna, Nanjing, Nanning
Hainan Airlines Kunming, Xishuangbanna
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai
West Air Chongqing
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Liuzhou(柳州)
Chongqing Airlines Chongqing
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beihai(北海), Guiyang, Changsha, Wuhan
Loong Airlines Hangzhou, Bijie(毕节), Zunyi(遵义), Xi’an, Anshun(安顺)
Ruili Airlines Kunming

Lijiang Airport can be connected by international flights in the following cities

Airlines Destinations
China Eastern Airlines Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok
Tiger Airways Singapore
Mandarin Airlines Taipei
Asiana Airlines Seoul
Korea Air Seoul

Note: The above flights information is listed for you reference only. Better to check about the airline officials sites to ensure the flights are served or not.

Airlines Websites

Air China
Beijing Capital Airlines
Chengdu Airlines
China Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Lucky Air
Shanghai Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Sichuan Airlines
Xiamen Airlines
Western Airlines
Kunming Airlines
Asiana Airlines

Airport Transportation 

1. Airport Shuttle Bus

According to information on the airport’s official website in August 2017, Lijiang City is about 30 kilometers away from Sanyi International Airport in Lijiang, the journey is about 40-45 minutes. There is only one departure point of airport bus in Lijiang Downtown, that is Lantian(Blue Sky) Hotel, which is about 1 kilometers from the large water wheel of Lijiang Ancient Town.

Lijiang Downtown-Lijiang Sanyi Airport

Point of Departure Point of Arrival Departure Time Price
Lantian Hotel in Fuhui Road of Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi Airport 06:30-22:00(every 30 minutes) 20 CNY

Lijiang Sanyi Airport-Lijiang Downtown 

Point of Departure Point of Arrival Departure Time Price
Lijiang Sanyi International Airport(Exit 2) Lijiang Lantian Hotel(蓝天宾馆) According to the arrival time of the flight, until the last flight landing. 20 CNY

2. Taxi

According to information on airport official website in August 2017, taking a taxi from Lijiang Sanyi International Airport to Lijiang Downtown is generally 80-100 yuan. The entrances of the ancient town include south gate, Zhongyi market(忠义市场), Wenchang Palace(文昌宫) and large water wheel.

3. By Bus

Departing from Lijiang Ancient Town, you can take No.27 bus to the airport. Getting on the bus at Nanmenjie stop(南门街站), getting off at Jichang Lukou stop(机场路口站), totally 28 stops, 1.5 hours.

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