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Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

Xianyang International Airport
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA: XIY, ICAO: ZLXY) serves Xi'an, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China. Covering 5 square kilometres, it is the largest airport in China's northwest. Due to the Chinese western expansion, visitor and cargo flow are rapidly increasing. The airport was the hub for China Northwest Airlines until the company was merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2002. Currently, the airport connects to 79 other cities domestically and internationally.

The airport is 47 km from Xi'an city centre, and 13 km from the town of Xianyang. Buses and taxis are available between the airport and Xi'an city centre.

In 2009, the airport handled 15,294,948 passengers, which made itself the busiest airport in northwest China and the 8th busiest nationwide. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was also the 14th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 9th busiest airport by traffic movements.

Edited by Athena Lee
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