Air China becomes first carrier to serve new Hongyuan Airport

Air China’s Chengdu to Hongyuan

Another month, another new Chinese airport opens. The latest is at Hongyuan (IATA code AHJ) in China’s western plateau area. Air China’s service from Chengdu became the airport’s first scheduled service on 28 August.

  • Air China has become the first airline to operate scheduled services to the new airport at Hongyuan (AHJ). The new airport is located over 3,500-metres above sea level in China’s western plateau area. On 28 August the first A319 flight arrived from Chengdu (CTU) with 99 passengers on board. Construction of the new airport began in May 2011 and the terminal building is currently designed to handle around 350,000 passengers per annum.

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