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Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

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Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (IATA: CTU, ICAO: ZUUU) is the major international airport serving Chengdu, People's Republic of China. Located about 16 kilometres southwest of downtown Chengdu to the north of Shuangliu County, Shuangliu airport is the busiest airport in western and central part of China and it serves as an important aviation gateway to Western China. Shuangliu International Airport is one of the three major hubs for Air China, together with Beijing and Shanghai, as well as hub for Sichuan Airlines and Chengdu Airlines. The airport continues to provide flights for destinatnions internationally and domestically for China holidays in Chengdu. 

The airport is among is world's top 50 busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in 2012. In 2011 Shuangliu Airport handled 29,073,719 passengers to rank the 5th busiest in mainland China and the busiest airport in Western China. It was also the 5th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 6th busiest by traffic movements in China for 2011.

On May 12, 2008 the airport was temporarily shut down after sustaining some minor damages from the great Sichuan Earthquake but was quickly reopened the following day after inspection of the runway. The continued operation of the airport played a crucial role in facilitating the rescue work after the earthquake.

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