Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located 16 kilometres southwest of downtown Chengdu and is the main airport serving the city and surrounding region.
The airport is the fifth biggest in mainland China and the sixth busiest in the country, serving nearly 30 million passengers every year.
A large expansion to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport was completed in 2001, with a runway extension and new terminal 1 building constructed to accommodate larger jumbo jets, allowing for international travel from Chengdu to 20 destinations. A second runway and a newly built terminal 2 building, completed in 2012, now serve all domestic flights, increasing the airport's handling capacity to 35 million people annually.
A range of passenger amenities are abundantly available throughout both airport terminals, including numerous dining, drinking and shopping options, as well as banks, recreation facilities and VIP lounges. A dedicated expressway and shuttle bus service allows easy access to Chengdu and surrounding destinations from the airport.