Fifteen kilometers to the southeast of downtown, the Hohhot Baita International Airport is the largest air transport hub in Inner Mongolia, with airlines radiating to almost all the provincial capitals and small-to-medium cities in China.
The airport's field is classed at the 4E level. Its terminal building, covering 50,000 square meters, can hold 900 people per hour. By 2013, the airport had 132 air routes, 125 of which are domestic, accessible to 63 cities.
Hohhot’s new airport project was approved by the State Council and the Central Military Commission in August, 2016. The airfield and terminal building of the new airport are expected to handle 28 million passengers and 320,000 tons of cargo by 2030.
A design sketch of the new airport [photo/people.cn]
The new airport's main projects include the terminal building of 260,000 square meters, airport grounds with 124 gates, a 50,000-sq m transport transfer center and a 95,000-sq m parkade. A total of 24,239 billion yuan will be invested into the project.
Hohhot Baita International Airport
The airport is located to the east of Hohhot, about 14 kilometers from the urban area. It is 30 minutes to the airport from Hohhot.