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Hohhot Baita International Airport is the capital airport of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, located in Saihan District, Hohhot. The name "Baita" comes from the nearby historic site of Wanbu Huayan Confucian classics Pagoda, which is 14.3 kilometers away from the city center. Hohhot Baita Airport was founded on October 1, 1958 and was approved by the State Council as an aviation port airport on December 1, 1991. It was officially opened to the public on March 31, 1992 and was officially recognized and announced by the International Civil Aviation Organization as one of the 14 international regular flight airports in China in 1993. It was renamed Hohhot Baita International Airport on December 27, 2004 and is a regional hub airport in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, an important domestic mainline airport, an aviation port airport, and a main alternate airport for the capital airport. After years of continuous construction and improvement, the current flight area level is 4E, which can accommodate the takeoff and landing of Boeing 747-400 and below large passenger planes, and can ensure the backup and landing of B747-8 passenger planes. It has one runway with a length of 3600 meters and a width of 45 meters, one parallel taxiway with a length of 3600 meters and a width of 23 meters, four fast exit taxiways, five vertical connecting ways, one bypass connecting way, 64 parking spaces, and a fire protection level of 8. The domestic terminal has a construction area of 106,000 square meters, 22 covered bridges, 16 remote boarding gates, 48 check-in counters, 24 security checkpoints, and 6 luggage claim turntables; The international terminal has a construction area of 8,500 square meters, 2 covered bridges, 6 check-in counters, and 2 security checkpoints.Before 2003, Hohhot Airport was managed by the Civil Aviation Administration of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region; On December 19, 2003, in accordance with the requirements of the localization reform of civil aviation, the airport was integrated and operated by Inner Mongolia Civil Aviation Airport Group Company. In June 2010, Hohhot Airport implemented separate operations, becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inner Mongolia Civil Airport Group and an air transportation hub in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. On May 1, 2015, after the management mode of the parent and subsidiary companies of the group company was changed to the headquarters and branches, Hohhot Airport became a subsidiary of Inner Mongolia Civil Airport Group. At present, the airport company has 7 functional departments and 9 directly affiliated departments. The 7 functional departments are: Office, Planning and Development Department, Marketing Department, Human Resources Department, Safety and Quality Department, Aviation Security Department, and Party and Masses Work Department. The nine directly affiliated departments are: Operations Command Center, Terminal Management Department, Airfield Management Department, Ground Service Department, Information Technology Department, Security and Guard Department, Emergency Support Department, Power and Energy Support Department, and Public Area Management Department.

In the summer flight season of 2023, Hohhot Airport operates 161 air routes, connecting 92 domestic cities with direct flights to 73 cities; Except for airports in Lhasa, Macau, and Taiwan, airports in provincial capital cities and planned cities can all achieve daily navigation; Regional and international air routes are planned to operate in cities such as Hong Kong, Bangkok, Nha Trang, Danang, and Ulaanbaatar.