Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport

Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (a.k.a. Chaoshan Airport, Chinese: 揭阳潮汕国际机场) (IATA: SWA, ICAO: ZGOW) is an airport serving the cities of Jieyang, Shantou, Chaozhou and nearby areas in eastern Guangdong Province, China. It is located in the towns of Paotai and Denggang in Jiedong District, Jieyang, Guangdong. It was part of a relocation plan from the original Shantou Waisha Airport, and the site was chosen to be near the geographic center of Jieyang, Shantou, and Chaozhou. The airport was put in to service on December 15, 2011, with the simultaneous shut-down of Shantou Waisha Airport as a civil aviation airport.

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Shantou

Shantou (Chinese: 汕头), also known as Swatow or Santow, is a prefecture-level city on the eastern coast of Guangdong province, China, with a total population of 5,391,028 as of 2010 and an administrative area of 2,064 square kilometres (797 sq mi). Shantou has direct jurisdiction over six districts and one county, and the six urban districts of Shantou have a population of 5,330,764. With it and the surrounding cities of Jieyang and Chaozhou, the metropolitan region known as Chaoshan covers an area of 10,404 km2 (4,017 sq mi), and had a permanent population of 13,937,897 at the end of 2010. It's built up area spread of 11 districts was home to 11,635,577 inhabitants at the 2010 census. Shantou's local dialact is Chaoshan(潮汕话). Shantou, a city significant in 19th-century Chinese history as one of the treaty ports established for Western trade and contact, was one of the original Special Economic Zones of the People's Republic of China established in the 1980s, but did not blossom in the manner that cities such as Shenzhen, Xiamen and Zhuhai did. However, it remains eastern Guangdong's economic centre, and is home to Shantou University, a member of the Project 211 group.

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LCCs operating in Shantou

Jetstar Asia

Thai AirAsia

China United Airlines

Direct flights from Shantou

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Bangkok From $66 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Hefei From $66 (Tax incl.)

  • China United Airlines (KN)