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Burqin Kanasi Airport (KJI) 布尔津喀纳斯机场

Burqin Kanasi Airport is located on the south edge of Kanas Scenic Area, Burqin County, Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. It is about 50 kilometers away from Kanas Lake in the north. It is a 4C level civil tourism airport, which facilitates tourists to Kanas Lake. On August 15, 2007, Burqin Kanas airport was officially put into operation. The terminal building of the airport covers an area of 3,379 square meters, and the apron area is 18700 square meters, with four parking spots and a runway which is 2500 meters long and 45 meters wide. As of July, 2021, there are 6 airlines connecting 9 cities, including Zhengzhou in Henan and several cities in Xinjiang such as Urumqi, Turpan, Yining... Many travelers fly to Urumqi first and then transfer to Kanas. When you arrive at the airport, direct buses are available to Kanas Lake.

Kanasi Airport Beautiful Autumn View around Kanasi Airport

Burqin Kanasi Airport Flights

Burqin Kanasi Airport only operates limited flights from domestic cities, one of which is Zhengzhou (6h) and the others are cities in Xinjiang including Urumqi (1.5h), Turpan (1h15min), Altay (35min), Yining (1h20min), Fuyun (1h), Bole (2h), etc. The flight schedule is not fixed and changes in different seasons. Therefore, you need to verify the flight information before your trip.

Note: If your city does not have flights to Burqin, you can fly to Urumqi first and then transfer to Burqin.

Kanasi Airport Burqin Kanasi Airport Flights Map (updated in July, 2021)

Major Burqin Kanasi Airport Flight Schedules:

Route Duration Flight Type Check Details
Zhengzhou → Burqin 6.5h Stopover Flight Zhengzhou to Burqin Flight Schedule >
Urumqi → Burqin 1.5h Nonstop Flight Urumqi to Burqin Flight Schedule >
Turpan → Burqin 1h15min Nonstop Flight Turpan to Burqin Flight Schedule >
Altay → Burqin 35min Nonstop Flight Altay to Burqin Flight Schedule >
Yining → Burqin 1h20min Nonstop Flight Yining to Burqin Flight Schedule >
Fuyun → Burqin 1h Nonstop Flight Fuyun to Burqin Flight Schedule >
Bole → Burqin 2h Nonstop Flight Bole to Burqin Flight Schedule >

*The above flight schedule is listed for reference only and is subject to seasonal adjustment by the airline companies. You can contact us to get updated, detailed flight information.

Burqin Kanasi Airport Location & Transfer

Address: Burqin County, Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 中国新疆维吾尔自治区阿勒泰地区布尔津县

  • 50 kilometers (about 70 minutes’ drive) to Kanas Lake;
  • 80 kilometers (about 2 hours’ drive) to Hemu Village;
  • 105 kilometers (about 2 hours’ drive) to Burqin County;
  • 210 kilometers (about 4 hours’ drive) to Altay Prefecture;

Burqin Kanasi Airport to Kanas Lake

Almost all the tourists coming to Burqin are for the beautiful Kanas Lake. To meet the demands of tourists, Burqin Kanasi Airport provides direct bus to Kanas Lake. You can find it easily when you get to the airport. If you do not want to take the bus, chartering a car with more flexibility is also available.

Note: You can also take a bus to Hemu Village from the airport, but the bus will not depart until it has enough passengers. In that case, chartering a car is recommended.

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How to Plan A Kanas Xinjiang Tour

How to Get to Kanas? Kanas can be arrived by flight and drive. Currently, Urumqi has the most frequent daily flights to Burqin Kanas Airport. Turpan, Yili, Boyue and several other Xinjiang cities also operate some weekly flights to Kanas. Travelling to Kanas by land driving from Urumqi takes about 9 hours.

Best Time to Visit Kashgar: Kanas can be visited all year around, but only the months between April~October are suitable for hiking. The temperature gap between day and night is very big. You should pack both hiking clothes and extra layers.

Kanas Nature Reserve is vast. Its highlights are Kanas Lake, Kanas Rivers, Kanas Three Bays, Hemu Village, Beautiful Peak, etc. To explore Kanas to the fullest, you should stay at least 3 full days in the nature reserve, usually 1 day for Hemu Village and 2 days for Kanas Lake Scenic Area (Kanas Lake, Kanas Rivers, Kanas Three Bays...). Below are two recommended Kanas tour packages. They are all flexible private tours which can be tailored to meet your own needs.

☛ 4 Days Kanas Hemu Village Best Hiking Tour
☛ 4 Days Relaxing Kanas Holiday Tour

Kanas is only a small part of the vast Xinjiang. When planning a trip to Xinjiang, you shouldn’t miss the Golden-triangle destinations - Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar. If you want to try something unusual, what about a desert adventure to Taklimakan Desert or a grassland tour to Yili? Xinjiang has much more to offer. Here are some recommended valuable Xinjiang tour packages (find more tours here).

☛ 7 Days Classic Road Trip to Heavenly Kanas Lake
☛ 9 Days Kanas Lake Fairyland Tour from Urumqi
☛ 11 Days Best Xinjiang Landscape Tour to Sayram Lake

Urumqi Tour Zhangye Danxia Tour Photos taken by our customer Mr. Florian & His Friend trip to Kanas

Recommended Kanas Tours

Top 3 Kanas tours chosen by most customers to explore Kanas in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Hemu - Beautiful Peak (Meilifeng) hiking
4 Days Kanas Hemu Village Best Hiking Tour

Hemu Village - Beautiful Peak - Kanas Lake Scenic Area

Winding Kanas River in July
7 Days Classic Road Trip to Heavenly Kanas Lake

Urumqi - Wu'erhe - Kanas - Burqin - Urumqi

Colorful Grasslands around Sayram Lake
11 Days Best Xinjiang Landscape Tour to Sayram Lake

Urumqi / Burqin / Kanas / Karamy / Sayram Lake / Karajun Grassland / Kuitun / Urumqi

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