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Nanjing Lukou International Airport
) is the main airport of Nanjing
' is the capital of Jiangsu province in China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China on several occasions...
, the capital of China's Jiangsu
' is a province of the People's Republic of China, located along the east coast of the country. The name comes from jiang, short for the city of Jiangning , and su, for the city of Suzhou. The abbreviation for this province is "苏" , the second character of its name...
province. The airport is located in the suburban Jiangning District
Jiangning District is an administrative district in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. The District has a population of 760,000 and an area of 1600 square kilometers. It includes southern and south-eastern suburbs of Nanjing....
, over 35 km to the south from Nanjing's downtown area.
In 2010, Nanjing airport handled 12,530,515 million passengers and 234,000 tonnes of air freight, that ranked 10th busiest by cargo traffic, 13th busiest by passenger traffic in China.
Current airport masterplans call for the building of a second passenger terminal and a second runway and taxiway system by 2013 (Phase 2), raising its capacity from the current 12 million passengers annually to 30 million, along with the ability to handle 800,000 tonnes of air freight by 2020.
Accidents and Incidents
On July 31, 1992, China General Aviation Flight 7552
China General Aviation Flight 7552 was a China General Aviation flight from Nanjing Airport, Nanjing to Xiamen Airport, Xiamen. On July 31, 1992, the Yakovlev 42D on the route crashed into a pond past the runway after taking off. 8 of the 10 crew members and 100 of the 116 passengers died....
crashed into a pond past the runway after takeoff. 8 of the 10 crew members and 100 of the 116 passengers died.