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Airport History

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located in the southwest of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, about 16 kilometers away from the city center. The predecessor was Chengdu Shuanggui Temple Airport, which was built in 1938. It was put under civil aviation use in 1956 and was renamed "Chengdu Shuangliu Airport". After 39- years continuous development, it was approved by the state as an international port airport in 1993 and was renamed "Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport" on November 30, 1995. The Terminal 1(T1) was put into use on October 26, 2001. The second runway was transferred to normal operation on May 5, 2011, and the Terminal 2(T2) was officially opened on August 9, 2012, marking the entry into a dual-terminal-operation era.

Airport Facilities

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has 2 terminals with a total area of 500,000 square meters; 2 parallel runways which are suitable for A380 to take off and land; 3 air cargo stations; 7 aircraft parking areas with a total number of 228 parking stands, 85 boarding bridges. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is a 4F-class international aviation hub, one of China's eight regional hub airports, and an aviation hub for passenger and cargo distribution in inland areas of China.

Inside the airport, three-dimensional transfers of different transportation modes such as highways, subway transit, and high-speed railways have been realized, and 3 outside city terminals which can realize air-ground combined transportation and seamless connection have been built.

Routes Network

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has a convenient routes network connecting Chengdu to Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Currently, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Chengdu Airlines and other airlines operate here. As of October 31, 2021, 374 routes have been opened, including 131 international (regional) routes, 225 domestic routes, and 18 domestically-transferred international routes.

Passenger Throughput

In 2004, the passenger throughput exceeded 10 million.

In 2009, the passenger throughput exceeded 20 million.

In 2012, the passenger throughput exceeded 30 million, making it one of the busiest airports in the world.

In 2015, the passenger throughput exceeded 40 million .

In 2018, the passenger throughput exceeded 50 million.

In 2019, the passenger throughput reached 55.86 million, ranking fourth in China.

In 2020, achieved a passenger throughput of 40.74 million , ranking second in China.

Airport Honors

“Routes Airport Marketing Awards-Regional Heats-Asia” in 2013 and 2014

“Skytrax Four-Star Airport” and “Skytrax Best Regional Airport(China) ”in 2015

“CAPSE China’s Best Airport” in 2015, 2016 and 2017

“IATA PLATUNUM Status in the Fast Travel Program” in 2018

“IATA Off-Airport Check_in Best Supporting  Airport” in 2019 and 2020

2019 China Civil Airport Service Quality Excellence Award

“CAPSE Service Innovation Awards”in 2020

In recent years, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has always been guided by the idea of Chengdu's international aviation hub’s construction, focusing on consolidating its advantageous position and taking the construction of a four-type airport as the path, and has taken full momentum on the road of high-quality development. In accordance with its recent positioning as a regional aviation hub, Shuangliu Airport will accelerate the implementation of "fast-line and high-quality" operations of domestic commercial routes and regional routes, transform to "simultaneous development of passenger and cargo", and continuously optimize the integrated transportation hub system in order to provide strong support for the mode of “two airports operating as one”.