Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Qingdao Liuting International Airport (IATA: TAO, ICAO: ZSQD) is the main international airport serving the city of Qingdaoin Shandong Province, China. It is about 31 km (19 mi) from the city center and serves as a hub for Shandong Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines and Qingdao Airlines as well as a focus city for China Eastern Airlines.
From 2004 to 2006, the airport underwent an expansion of its terminal as well as adding more parking spaces which was part of its initial 2010 goal to expand Liuting Airport to handle 5.2 million passengers annually or 2400 passengers and almost 120,000 tons of cargo hourly. The runway was also extended to its current length. Its IATA code is used for its former romanized name Tsingtao.
In 2018, Qingdao Liuting was the 15th busiest airport in China with 24.53 million passengers. Due to its lack of room to expand as it is being surrounded by the city, in December 2013, the Chinese government approved the construction of Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport which will replace Liuting as Qingdao’s main airport by the second half of 2019.
Qingdao did not have a non-stop intercontinental air link until 29 March 2016, when Lufthansa’s existing service to Frankfurt, Germany via Shenyang was upgraded to a non-stop flight to Frankfurt. Later in the year, Beijing Capital Airlines introduced service to Melbourne, Australia and Vancouver, Canada in early 2017.
Airlines and destinations
|Air China||Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Wuhan|
|Air Guilin||Guilin, Xiangyang|
|Air Travel||Hailar, Kunming|
|All Nippon Airways||Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Narita|
|Beijing Capital Airlines||Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Haikou, Hangzhou, Jeju, Lijiang, London–Heathrow, Melbourne, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nanchang, Nanning, Shenyang, Sydney, Vancouver, Wuhan, Zhengzhou|
|Cathay Dragon||Hong Kong|
|Chengdu Airlines||Guiyang, Jining, Yueyang|
|China Eastern Airlines||Beijing–Capital, Changbaishan, Changde, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Daqing, Dubai-International, Fukuoka, Ganzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hengyang, Huizhou, Jiamusi, Jieyang, Kunming, Lanzhou, Liuzhou, Mudanjiang, Nagoya–Centrair, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Ordos, Osaka–Kansai, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, San Francisco, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tonghua, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi’an, Xining, Xinyang, Yanji, Yibin, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Yuncheng, Zhanjiang|
|China Southern Airlines||Beihai, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Daqing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Harbin, Hohhot, Kunming, Shanghai–Pudong, Shiyan, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiangyang, Xining, Yan’an, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou|
|China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
|GX Airlines||Huaihua, Nanning, Xiangyang|
|Hainan Airlines||Guangzhou, Haikou, Harbin, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Wuhan|
|Hebei Airlines||Qinhuangdao, Shijiazhuang|
|Juneyao Airlines||Changchun, Nanjing, Osaka–Kansai, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Songyuan, Wuxi|
|Korean Air||Busan, Seoul–Incheon|
|Kunming Airlines||Changsha, Guangzhou, Kunming|
|Lucky Air||Kunming, Wuhan|
|Okay Airways||Changsha, Shenyang|
|Qingdao Airlines||Anqing, Beihai, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuyang, Fuzhou, Ganzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Harbin, Huai’an, Karamay, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Phu Quoc, Quanzhou, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Urumqi, Yinchuan, Zhanjiang, Zunyi–Xinzhou|
|Shandong Airlines||Aksu, Anshun, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Daqing, Datong, Delhi, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Jiamusi, Jiansanjiang, Jieyang, Jingdezhen, Korla, Kunming, Lanzhou, Longnan, Mianyang, Mudanjiang, Nagoya–Centrair, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Osaka–Kansai, Qiqihar, Quzhou, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shangrao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taichung (ends 15 August 2019), Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuyishan, Xi’an, Xiamen, Xining, Yanji, Zhengzhou, Zhoushan, Zhuhai|
|Shanghai Airlines||Dalian, Jiamusi, Jixi, Qiqihar, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Wenzhou|
|Shenzhen Airlines||Guangzhou, Harbin, Nanchang, Nantong, Shenzhen, Yichun|
|Sichuan Airlines||Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Xi’an|
|Spring Airlines||Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao|
|Tianjin Airlines||Guiyang, Hohhot, Huai’an, Nanchang, Wenzhou|
|Urumqi Air||Urumqi, Zhengzhou|
|Vietjet Air||Nha Trang|
|XiamenAir||Changchun, Changsha, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Los Angeles, Quanzhou, Sanya, Shenyang, Xiamen|
|China Southern Airlines Cargo||Los Angeles|
The airport is about 31 kilometres (19 mi) north of the city, and connected by taxis, three airport shuttle bus lines (701路, 702路, 703路), two tourism bus lines (Huangdao Special Line, Jiaonan Special Line), and intercity buses to neighboring cities. When open, Line 7 of the Qingdao Metro will connect with the airport, operating trains between Qingdao International Sailing Centre and Bei’an Street, Jimo City.