Fuyang Xiguan Airport
Fùyáng X?gu?n J?ch?ng
|Location||Fuyang, Anhui, China|
|Opened||26 December 1998|
13 November 2007
|Closed||21 November 2004|
Fuyang Xiguan Airport (Chinese: ) (IATA: FUG, ICAO: ZSFY) is an airport serving the city of Fuyang in Anhui Province, China. The construction of the airport was controversial as it was instigated by a corrupt official. The construction costs of the airport are reported to be 390 million Yuan, but in 2002, only 920 passengers travelled through the airport. The airport is located a few hundred meters from Fuyang West high-speed railway station.
In August 1935, Fuyang Jiuligou Airport was built in the south of Fuyang City. After the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Jiuligou Airport was abandoned because of its proximity to Bengbu Airport.
In the spring of 1942, Fuyang Xiguan Airport was built southwest of Fuyang City. In 1961, the airport was expanded to a total area of 233,000 square meters.
In June 1992, Fuyang planned construction of a new airport. The new airport would be located in the southwest of Fuyang City, 8.5 km from the city center at that time. In the name of "relocation and expansion", the Fuyang New Airport was completed in early 1994. The first flight was made on December 26, 1998, and the airport stopped operating in 2003 due to SARS. On November 21, 2004, as a result of pending investigations on China Eastern Airlines Flight 5210, involving the crash of a small jet at Baotou Airport, flights at Fuyang Airport were suspended for nearly three years. On November 13, 2007, the airport officially resumed operation, starting with the Fuyang-Hefei-Shanghai round-trip route.
In 2017 the airport was expanded, a new terminal was built and the runway was extended by 400 m to 2,400 m.
|Air China||Beijing-Capital, Chengdu|
|China Eastern Airlines||Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong|
|China United Airlines||Foshan|
|Hainan Airlines||Changsha, Shenyang, Shenzhen|
|Okay Airways||Xiamen, Yinchuan|
|Spring Airlines||Wenzhou, Xi'an|
|Tianjin Airlines||Tianjin, Xiamen|
|West Air||Chongqing, Zhoushan|