Wuyishan Airport used to be a military airport. The enlargement works of the airport began in 1992, with a total investment of 96 million yuan, and it was completed and began operation in January 1994.
Wuyishan Airport is a 4C-class airport (a state I type airport), with a capacity of handling 420,000 passengers a year. Since opening, its aviation has developed rapidly.
Wuyishan Airport is now operating 18 air routes, with scheduled flights going to Fuzhou, Xiamen, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Wuhan and Hong Kong, and its domestic aviation network radiates to all parts of the country, except Southwest and Northeast China. In 1997 the Wuyishan Airport transported 252,000 people/times, ranking 47th in the nation’s 142 civil aviation airports.
Between 1994 and 1998, it guaranteed the safety flight of 12,994 planes, carried 93,156 people/times, and transported 3,974 tons of goods and mails, with an average annual growth rate being 41.8 percent, 48 percent and 15.7 percent, respectively.
Wuyishan Airport is one of the medium and small-sized airports in East China which have developed fastest and exerted best economic returns.