Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (KMG)
History, Facts and Overview
THIS AIRPORT CLOSED IN JUNE 2012
Wujiaba Airport dates back to before the Second World War, although it was little more than an airstrip for most of this time. After some notable expansions during the wartime Kunming's airport began to gain popularity, although it was not until the 1960s and '70s that passenger levels really began to rise sharply.
Since 2004, the airport has been managed by the Yunnan Airport Company (YAG) and in 2007, the arrival of Common Use Self Service kiosks (CUSS) at passenger check-in led the way for other Chinese airports.
Today, Kunming Wujiaba International Airport is now China's number seven airport with regards to passenger levels and cargo flights, serving thousands more passengers every single year.
Chinese style food is available onsite at a number of restaurants and fast-food outlets around Kunming Wujiaba Airport, along with duty-free shopping and other stores. Local buses run to downtown Kunming, the Daguan Tower and the city's train stations.