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Kunming Changshui International Airport Code KMG

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 25°6'6"N / 102°55'45"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: ZPPP
Observation Time: 18/05/2021 8:26 pm

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About Kunming Changshui International Airport Code

Kunming Changshui Airport code is KMG. This airport derives its three-letter IATA code from its name Kunming, also shared by the capital city of Yunnan province in China where it is based. Its elevation above sea level is 2,103 meters.

About Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)

Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) serves the capital city of Yunnan province in China Kunming. This facility commenced operations way back in 2012 in the heart of the city centre, which is surrounded by graded mountains. Regarded as the gateway to South Asia, this airport replaced Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (KMG). 

Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) Runways

Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) features two world-class runways: 

03/21 4,000 m asphalt 

04/22 4,500 m asphalt

These runways handle 360,785 aircraft movements and 428,292 tonnes of cargo every year. 

Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) Terminal

Spread across an area of 548,300-meter square, Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) terminal is regarded as China’s second-largest terminal. This facility features 88 gates with several jet bridges. 

Nearest Airports to Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)

Noi Bai International Airport 520 km 

Lijiang Sanyi Airport 591 km 

Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport 637 km

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport 916 km 

Luang Prabang International Airport 1004 km

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport 1015 km

Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport 1032 km 

Major Airlines Operating from Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)


Air China 

Air Travel

Batik Air 

Beijing Capital Airlines 

Chengdu Airlines 

China Eastern Airlines 

China Express Lines 

China Southern Airlines 

China United Airlines 


Donghai Airlines 

Fuzhou Airlines 

Garuda Indonesia

GX Airlines 

Hainan Airlines 

Hebei Airlines 

JC International Airport

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
03-21 13,123 ft 148 ft Concrete Yes
04-22 14,764 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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