Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (DLC) Information
(Dalian, Liaoning, China)
The Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, north-east China's biggest and busiest air hub, has welcomed visitors to Dalian and its surrounding Liaoning Province for four decades. Around 11 million passengers now enter this airport annually, with a new terminal opening in 2011 to cope with the steadily increasing throughput.
As a major Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines focus city, the city's airport offers non-stop flights to 70 other Chinese cities and some 30 international destinations across Asia
, Europe and North America
. This facility receives many diverted flights from the Beijing Capital Airport
, due to the runway at the Dalian Zhoushuizi being able to handle aircraft as large as the A320 and B777.
Dalian, one of China's greenest cities, attracts plenty of tourists. Visitors come for its modern shopping centres and beautiful beaches surrounding its south side.
Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (DLC)
Address: Yingke Road 96, Ganjinzi District, Dalian, Liaoning Province, 116033, China, CN
Tel: +86 411 8388 6281
The airport's Yingke Road location lies just 10 km / 6 miles north-west of Dalian, a modern and prosperous city situated at the Liaodong Peninsula's southernmost tip, next to the Yellow Sea and north of China's Great Wall.
- Cosmetics, Chinese handicrafts, seafood, tea, wine, clothing and duty free shops
- Airport telephone hotlines
- Lost and found department
- Some excellent shopping for everyday items at newsagents and convenience stores
- Car hire available from Europcar, Dollar, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, Budget and numerous other companies
- Baggage storage at the departures level information desks
- Special services for seniors over 70, disabled passengers, pregnant women and unaccompanied minors from five to 12 years of age
- Spacious car park with nine speciality areas for different vehicle types
Although driving in Dalian and the rest of China
is against the law for foreign tourists without a Chinese driver's licence, most vehicles rented here come with a driver. This allows airport passengers to relax and enjoy the scenery of Dalian without having to navigate the city's chaotic streets and signs, which are often written only in Chinese.
Taxis in the city are easily identifiable by unique animal symbols and numbers, and their drivers are famous for their friendly reputation and honest treatment toward foreigners. However, it is worth bearing in mind that only a relatively small percentage of taxi drivers can actually speak English.
There are a total of five long-distance depots serving Dalian's well-organised bus network. Local bus services start operating early in the morning and end at around midnight. The airport is well-linked by bus and three specific bus routes have been planned with tourists in mind, stopping at many of the city's principal attractions.