Baotou Airport (BAV) is located in Donghe District about 2.7 kilometers southwest far from the East Railway Station, 23 kilometers (about 14 miles) from the city center (Kundulun District). The airport was first built in 1934. In May, 2006, the airport conducted a restoration project on the airfield. The project was inspected and the final acceptance checks were made in December, 2007. Former runway is expanded into 2,800 meters (3,062 yards) long and 60 meters (66 yards) wide.Parking apron has been enlarged into 58,000 square meters (about 14 acres) which can handle seven medium and large airplanes.
In the end of 2014, the new terminal building of BAV was completely constructed and put in to use. The new terminal would put through about 4,000,000 passengers a year. The reconstructed airport reaches over 90,000 square kilometers with 15 parking stands, which greatly lifts the strain on the air transportation during peaktime.
Baotou's modern airport provides scheduled flights to many China's bigger cities，such as Beijing, Shanghai, Taiyuan, and Guangzhou, etc..There is a shuttle between downtown and the airport. The shuttle bus runs from 6.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. with the frequency of about every one hour. The ticket price is 20 RMB per person in single route.