Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
|Location||Lujia Town, Jianyang, Chengdu, Sichuan|
|Opened||27 June 2021|
|Elevation AMSL||440 m / 1,444 ft|
|Chengdu Tianfu International Airport|
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (IATA: TFU, ICAO: ZUTF) is an airport serving Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province and a major air hub. The site of the airport was chosen at Lujia Town, Jianyang, Chengdu, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south-east of the center of Chengdu. It is named after the Tianfu New Area, a development zone for Chengdu in which the airport is located. Construction began May 2016 and the airport opened on 27 June 2021. It will operate as a second airport for Chengdu with the existing Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport continuing to operate.
It is intended for Chengdu to become the third largest airport hub in China, after Beijing and Shanghai. The airport opened with three runways (two north-south and one east-west) with two terminals with capacity of 60 million passengers per year by 2025 and a cargo capacity of 24.45 thousand tonnes.[clarification needed] The complete plan includes six runways and four terminals with capacity to handle 90 million passengers per year. On June 1, 2015, the Sichuan Provincial Airport Group announced a general design scheme for the airport. The winning design was by China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, China Airport Construction Group Corporation and French architectural firm ADP Ingenierie. It features two terminal buildings in the shape of the mythical Sunbird, used as a logo for the city of Chengdu. From a central hollow circular core, 6 arms will radiate outwards with both terminals mirroring the other.
Tianfu airport is a major base for Air China. The flag carrier operates maintenance facilities, a 1,500 bed staff hostel and a 2,950 m2 (31,800 sq ft) lounge at the airport. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport currently does not operate international flights as of June 2021. However, it is planned for Tianfu Airport to take over most international and cargo routes from Shuangliu Airport, the latter specializing in domestic flights.
|Air China||Beihai, Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hohhot, Huizhou, Jieyang, Kunming, Lianyungang, Qionghai, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Xingyi, Yantai, Yiwu, Yuncheng, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou|
|Chengdu Airlines||Baotou, Beihai, Changchun, Guiyang, Harbin, Hengyang, Hohhot, Jieyang, Jinan, Jinggangshan, Shangrao, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Weihai, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xichang, Xining, Xinzhou, Yinchuan, Zhangjiajie, Zhongwei, Zhoushan|
|Beijing-Daxing, Changde, Changzhou, Diqing, Hangzhou, Hefei, Huangshan, Kunming, Linyi, Mangshi, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Taiyuan, Taizhou, Tengchong, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xining, Xinyang, Yichang, Yiwu, Yushu|
|Juneyao Air||Chizhou, Nanjing, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Tongren|
|Lucky Air||Cangyuan, Haikou, Hohhot, Kangding, Lhasa, Ngari, Ninglang, Pu'er, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Ürumqi, Xinzhou, Xishuangbanna, Zhangjiakou, Zhaotong, Zhengzhou|
|Sichuan Airlines||Anshan, Beijing-Capital, Changzhou, Dalian, Diqing, Lhasa, Lijiang, Nanchang, Nanning, Ningbo, Qionghai, Tianjin, Ürumqi, Xining, Xishuangbanna, Xuzhou, Yantai, Yinchuan|
|Spring Airlines||Ningbo, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Wulong|
|XiamenAir||Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen|
The two airport terminals will be connected by an Innovia automated people mover (APM) supplied by joint venture firm Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited, which has also won the operations and maintenance contract. To connect airport parking to the two terminal buildings there will be a personal rapid transit system, consisting of 6 miles (9.7 km) of guideway, 4 stations and 22 pods.
Construction planned to be completed in time for the opening of the new terminal (status uncertain):