Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA: XIY, ICAO: ZLXY) is the main airport serving Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province, China. Covering 5 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi), it is the largest airport in China's northwest. The airport was the hub for China Northwest Airlines until the company was merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2002. Currently, the airport connects to 79 other cities domestically and internationally.
In 2010, the airport handled 18,010,405 passengers, making it the busiest airport in northwest China and the 8th busiest nationwide. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport was also the 14th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 9th busiest airport by traffic movements. The airport is currently undergoing a major expansion with a new terminal as well as a second runway.