urumqi diwobao international airport is located in diwobao, northwest suburb of urumqi, xinjiang. it is 16.8 kilometers away from urumqi urban area. it is listed as the two major national portal hub airports in china with kunming & changshui international airports. it is the first-class national civil airport. it is also china's international aviation hub airport and one of china's eight regional hub airports.
urumqi diwobao international airport was originally a civil aviation airport between china and soviet union. in 1970, it was approved by the state council to expand its scale. in 2009, the third phase of airport renovation and expansion project passed acceptance. at present, the level of airport flight area is 4e, the elevation of airport is 647.67 meters, two runways are 3600 meters. there are three terminal buildings, t1, t2 and t3, with a total area of 185,000 square meters, 60,000 square meters of freight depot, 93 aircraft parking seats and 34 boarding bridges. passenger throughput has exceeded 20 million passengers and cargo and postal throughput has exceeded 1.5 million tons.
beijing jinghang'an airport engineering co., ltd. undertook the visual navigation lighting and apron lighting projects of the airport, and has won the honorary title of "pioneer of workers in autonomous region".