Xinyang Minggang Airport

Xinyang Minggang Airport (IATA: XAI, ICAO: ZHXY), or Minggang Air Base, is a dual-use civil and military airport serving the city of Xinyang in Henan Province, China. It is located in the town of Minggang, about 45 kilometres (28 mi) from downtown Xinyang and 48 kilometres (30 mi) from the city of Zhumadian.


The military air base was first built in 1958. In September 2011, the State Council and the Central Military Commissionapproved the proposal to convert the base to a dual-use airport. Construction began in November 2015, and a test flight was completed on 23 May 2018. The airport was opened on 28 October 2018, with an inaugural China Eastern Airlines MU9921 flight from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. The construction budget was 360 million yuan.


Xinyang Minggang Airport has a runway that is 2,700 meters long and 50 meters wide (class 4C), and a 5,000 square-meter terminal building. It is projected to handle 300,000 passengers and 2,500 tons of cargo per year by 2020.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
China Eastern Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Luzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shenyang,Wenzhou, Xi’an
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan, Foshan