Located almost to the north-western tip of mainland China, Altay Airport transports travellers between Altay and Urumqi in the autonomous region of Xinjiang. It's a domestic airport with a single concrete runway measuring 5,741ft x 148ft. The airport also stands at an elevation of 2,460ft above mean sea level. Travellers looking for the airport on the map will find it on 47.750362 (latitude) and 88.08444 (longitude).
Travellers landing on this port of entry will find themselves in a place of short, mild summers and long, freezing winters due to its cold semi-arid climate. The mountains to the north, however, can maintain a moderate the harsh cold weather. Major temperature changes also swing between day and night, so travellers will need to bring clothes for hot and cold weather to remain comfortable.
Lack of information about the airport makes it hard to determine the number of terminals. The airlines serving here are currently China Southern Airlines and Tianjin Airlines, which both have hubs in Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport.
Services and Facilities
Due to the lack of details on the airport's amenities, travellers will have to prepare everything before they board their trip to Altay Airport.
To verify any information, make sure to enquire at the information desk of a major Chinese international airport or ask around at the Chinese embassy. Doing so will help out manage any concerns, especially for travellers with special needs. Other airports serving the region of Xinjiang include Aksu Airport (Aksu), Bole Alashankou
Airport (Bole and Alashankou), Fuyun Airport (Fuyun), Hami Airport (Hami City/Kumul City), Hotan Airport (Hotan), Kanas Airport (Kanas Lake), Karamay Airport (Karamay), Kashgar Airport (Kashgar), Korla Airport (Korla), Kuqa Qiuci Airport (Kuqa County), Nalati Airport (Nalati scenic area), Qiemo Airport (Qiemo County), Ruoqiang Loulan Airport (Ruoqiang County), Shache Airport (Yarkant County), Shihezi Airport (Shihezi), Tacheng Airport (Tacheng), Tumxuk Airport (Tumxuk), Turpan Jiaohe Airport (Turpan), and Yining Airport (Yining). These airports serve domestic flights. For international flights, passengers are advised to book flights with Urumqi Diwopu International Airport, located in Diwopu township of Xinshi district in Xinjiang, China.