Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (IATA: CKG, ICAO: ZUCK) is located in the Yubei District of Chongqing, People's Republic of China. The airport's IATA Airport code, CKG, is derived from the city's former romanized name, Chungking. Jiangbei airport is also a 72-hour transit visa-free airport for foreigners from many countries. In 2017, it was awarded first place in the "Best Airport in the 25–40 Million Passenger Size" category by Airports Council International.
Situated 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city centre of Chongqing, the airport is a major aviation hub for airlines in western China, including China Express Airlines, China Southern Airlines(Chongqing Airlines), Sichuan Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and China West Air. Chongqing is a focus city of Air China and Hainan Airlines.
The airport is operating three terminals: Terminal 2 serving domestic flights and Terminal 3A other domestic flights and all international flights while Terminal 1 is currently closed. The first, second, and third phases of the airport came into operation in January 1990, December 2004, and December 2010, respectively. Terminal 2 is capable of handling 15 million passengers and Terminal 3A is able to handle 45 million passengers annually.
In terms of passenger traffic, Jiangbei Airport was the ninth-busiest airport nationwide in 2018, handling 41,595,887 passengers with a year-on-year growth of 7.4 percent. The airport was the eighth-busiest airport by traffic movements and tenth-busiest airport by cargo traffic in China in 2016.