When in the southern part of the country, one of the places to visit can be in the Sichuan. There is the Yibin Caiba Airport, serving the city of Yibin in the region. A recent positive change has come over in the airport recently, as more and more flights come in through from domestic ports of entry. In 2011, the airport had a record year, with 326,000 passengers, which expanded twice in 1991 and 1993. Plans, however, are on the rise, as expansion is becoming an issue. It was approved by the State Council to build a new airport to become the Yibin Wuliangye Airport to replace Yibin Caiba in due time.
Those looking for the airport on the map will find it between 28.8005556 (latitude) and 104.545 (longitude). Various plane sizes can also land here, as the runway extends up to 7,054 ft long. Upon landing, tourists can then check out the city of Yibin, which makes a great transit point to old town Lizhuang, the Bamboo Sea, and the hanging coffins at Luobiao. One can easily explore the city on foot, before turning for the river and looking at the ancient structures of the area. From here, one can move on to other sights or participate in the lively night market, where one will can enjoy several spicy delicacies, from noodles to skewered meat.
Yibin Caiba Airport is a fairly busy domestic port of entry. Its terminal is served by various airlines, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Express Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, and Tibet Airlines. They bring over passengers from Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guiyang, Kunming, Lhasa, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Xi'an, and Xiamen.
Services and Facilities
Not much information can be found online about the facilities of the airport. The website is not working, as of the time of writing, making it important for tourists to enquire with other trusted sources of information. The embassy and major airports in China can have some details, which can help when going to this part of the country.