|Operator||Xinjiang Airport Group Co. Ltd.|
|Location||Diwopu Township, Xinshi District, Ürümqi|
|Focus city for||Hainan Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||648 m / 2,126 ft|
|Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport|
Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (IATA: URC, ICAO: ZWWW) is an airport serving Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. It is located in Diwopu township of Xinshi district, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of downtown Ürümqi. A hub for China Southern Airlines and as a focus city for Hainan Airlines, the airport handled 23,027,788 passengers in 2018, making it the 19th busiest airport in China by passenger traffic.
Ürümqi Airport was opened to foreign passengers in 1973, and has been used for emergency landings for flights between Europe and west Asia.
The airport covers an area of 484 hectares (1,200 acres). Its newly built runway is 3,600 m (11,800 ft) in length. The airport can allow the landing of large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The 110,000 m2 (1,200,000 sq ft) apron can accommodate over 30 aircraft.
The original terminal opened in 1974. It was closed between April 23, 2011 and August 30, 2013 for renovation. On April 1, 2014, operations were resumed. After the transformation of the T1 terminal has six security channels, 19 check-in counters, with the peak hourly 700 times the business capacity.[clarification needed] This terminal is mainly for the regional aviation around Xinjiang province and low-cost aviation use, including Tianjin Airlines, Capital Aviation, Spring Airlines, Yunnan Xiangpeng Airlines, China United Airlines, Okay Airways and Western Airlines.
Construction on this terminal started in April 1994, was completed in December 2001 through the national acceptance, and on May 12, 2002 the terminal opened. On July 10, 2010 it closed for a renovation project, and resumed operations on April 16, 2011. It serves most domestic routes outside of Xinjiang province, except for China Southern, Xiamen and Chongqing airline flights.
Construction of Terminal 3 to the west of the older terminal building began in April 2007 at a cost of 2.8 billion yuan (350 million U.S. dollars). It increased Diwopu's ability to handle more than three times its current (2007) 5.13 million passengers annually to 16.35 million passengers. It can also handle 275,000 tons of cargo and 155,000 aircraft a year. Terminal 3 added 22 more jet bridges and nearly 106,000 square meters of new terminal space. The terminal opened in 2009.
An expansion project, which began in 2017, is underway and will see a new terminal building covering almost 400,000 sq meters as well as two additional runways north of the existing one.
|Air Astana||Almaty, Nur-Sultan|
|Air China|| Aksu, Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hotan, Kashgar, Tianjin, Wuhan, Yining, Yuncheng |
Hajj: Jeddah, Medina
|Ariana Afghan Airlines||Seasonal: Kabul|
|Beijing Capital Airlines||Beijing-Daxing, Xiamen, Zhengzhou|
|China Eastern Airlines||Guangzhou, Hami, Hangzhou, Hefei, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shiyan, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an|
|Aksu, Almaty, Altay, Ashgabat, Baku, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Baotou, Beijing-Daxing, Bishkek, Bole, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dubai-International, Dushanbe, Fuyun, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Hotan, Islamabad, Jinan, Karamay, Kashgar, Khujand, Korla, Kunming, Kuqa, Lahore, Lanzhou, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Nanjing, Nanning, Nanyang, Novosibirsk, Nur-Sultan, Qiemo, Qingdao, Ruoqiang, Saint Petersburg, Sanya, Shache, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tacheng, Taipei-Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tashkent, Tbilisi (suspended), Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tianjin, Tumxuk, Vienna, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Xuzhou, Yinchuan, Yining, Zhengzhou|
|Hainan Airlines||Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Sanya, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Yichang, Zhengzhou|
|Jiangxi Air||Nanchang, Xi'an|
|Juneyao Airlines||Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong|
|Korean Air||Seasonal: Seoul-Incheon|
|Lion Air||Charter: Denpasar/Bali|
|Loong Air||Hangzhou, Luoyang|
|Lucky Air||Chengdu, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Ngari|
|Okay Airways||Changsha, Xi'an|
|Qingdao Airlines||Lanzhou, Qingdao|
|S7 Airlines||Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk|
|Shandong Airlines||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hotan, Jinan, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Osaka-Kansai, Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Xiamen, Yantai, Yinchuan, Zhuhai|
|Shanghai Airlines||Hotan, Lanzhou, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong|
|Shenzhen Airlines||Korla, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Shenzhen|
|Sichuan Airlines||Beihai, Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Sanya, Sydney, Xi'an, Xining, Zhengzhou, Zhongwei|
|Spring Airlines||Luoyang, Ningbo, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shijiazhuang, Xi'an, Yangzhou|
|Suparna Airlines||Jinan, Yining|
|Tianjin Airlines||Aksu, Altay, Bole, Changchun, Chongqing, Datong, Haikou, Hotan, Kashgar, Korla, Kuqa, Nalati, Sanya, Shache, Tacheng, Tianjin, Xi'an, Yining, Zhengzhou|
|Urumqi Air||Changsha, Chengdu, Haikou, Hefei, Hotan, Irkutsk, Jinan, Kanas, Karamay, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Mianyang, Nagoya-Centrair, Nanchong, Qingdao, Qionghai, Shihezi, Singapore, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yancheng, Yining, Yutian, Zhengzhou|
|West Air||Chongqing, Zhengzhou|
|XiamenAir||Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Huai'an, Jinan, Quanzhou, Xiamen, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou|