Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (IATA: WUH, ICAO: ZHHH) serves Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province, People’s Republic of China.It was opened on 15 April 1995 substituting the old Hankou Wangjiadun Airport and Nanhu Airport as the major airport of Wuhan. The airport is located in Wuhan’s suburban Huangpi District, around 26 kilometres to the north of Wuhan city center. It is the busiest airport of central China as it is geographically located in the centre of China’s airline route network. The airport is a focus city for Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. The airport has flights to international destinations such as Bangkok, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Seoul, and Singapore. In September 2014 China Southern Airlines announced a daily non-stop flight to San Francisco, originating from Guangzhou, operating with a Boeing 787 to begin December 16, 2014. This is Wuhan’s first non-stop flight to the United States.

The airport served 20,772,000 passengers in 2016, making it the 14th busiest airport by passenger traffic in China.

The name Tianhe (天河) can be literally translated as “Sky River”; it is also one of the names for the Milky Way in ancient Chinese.

Since May 1, 2015, passengers from countries such as EU countries, Japan, Korea, Russia, the U.S., when traveling to a third country, can enter China from this airport without a Chinese visa for up to 72 hours.

Airport type Public
Operator Wuhan Tianhe International Airport Co. Ltd.
Serves Wuhan
Location Huangpi District
Focus city for
  • Air China
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
Elevation AMSL 34 m / 112 ft
Coordinates 30°47′01″N 114°12′29″ECoordinates: 30°47′01″N 114°12′29″E
Website www.whairport.com

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations Terminal
AirAsia Kota Kinabalu International
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International[10] International
Air China Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Chengdu, Daqing, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen, Xi’an, Yantai, Yinchuan 2
Air China Chiang Mai, Macau, Surat Thani[11] International
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle International
All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Narita[12] International
Beijing Capital Airlines Dalian, Enshi, Haikou, Hohhot, Lijiang, Sanya, Xiamen 2
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong International
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Nanning, Taizhou, Wenzhou 2
Chengdu Airlines Surabaya International
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan International
China Eastern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Enshi, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Kunming, Lanzhou, Liuzhou,[13] Luzhou, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shennongjia, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xi’an, Xishuangbanna, Yancheng, Yantai, Yibin, Yinchuan, Zhanjiang, Zunyi 2
China Eastern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[14]Kaohsiung, Krabi, Sydney,[15] Taipei–Taoyuan International
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Shanghai–Hongqiao 2
China Southern Airlines Baotou, Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Enshi, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Korla, Kunming, Lanzhou, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shantou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xi’an, Xishuangbanna, Zhuhai 2
China Southern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Dubai–International, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Nagoya–Centrair, Rome–Fiumicino, San Francisco, Seoul–Incheon, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Narita[16] International
Chongqing Airlines Chongqing, Hangzhou 2
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Qingdao, Sanya, Urumqi, Wenzhou 2
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Charter: Nha Trang[17] International
Joy Air Xi’an, Xiangyang 2
Juneyao Airlines Lijiang, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong 2
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon International
Kunming Airlines Kunming, Yangzhou 2
Lion Air Charter: Denpasar International
Lucky Air Dalian, Kunming, Lijiang, Qingdao 2
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International (begins 20 June 2017)[18] International
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur–International, Penang[19] International
Mandarin Airlines Taipei–Songshan International
New Gen Airways Charter: Krabi International
Shandong Airlines Guilin, Guiyang, Jinan, Nanning, Qingdao, Xiamen, Yantai, Yinchuan 2
Shenzhen Airlines Changchun, Guangzhou, Hohhot, Kunming, Nanning, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Xining 2
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Harbin, Nanning, Nantong, Quanzhou, Shennongjia 2
SilkAir Singapore International
Spring Airlines Osaka–Kansai International
Spring Airlines Japan Tokyo–Narita International
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Phuket International
Tianjin Airlines Beihai, Fuzhou, Ordos, Sanya, Tianjin, Xi’an 2
Vietnam Airlines Charter: Da Nang International
West Air Chongqing, Fuzhou 2
XiamenAir Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Mianyang, Quanzhou, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Xiamen, Yinchuan 2


Airlines Destinations
China Postal Airlines Nanjing
SF Airlines Hangzhou, Shenzen, Zhengzhou
Uni-Top Airlines Chennai, Delhi, Luxembourg, Tokyo–Narita, Kuala Lumpur
Yangtze River Express Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzen