Lianyungang Baitabu Airport (连云港白塔埠机场). provides schedule passenger service from major airports in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Xuzhou, Ningbo, Guilin, Dalian, Shenyang, Guilin, Shenzhen. edit
Its name derives from Lian Island (formally Dongxilian Island) the largest island in Jiangsu Province which lies off its coastline, and Yuntai Mountain (Jiangsu), the highest peak in Jiangsu Province, a few miles from the town center, and the fact that it is a port. Lianyungang was home to 4,393,914 inhabitants as of the 2010 census whom 1,050,523 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Haizhou and Lianyun counties. Lianyungang was known in the West as Haichow (Wade–Giles romanization). Haichow was opened to foreign trade by the Qing imperial government in 1905. The temperature in Lianyungang can reach average highs of 30 °C in the summer and drop to as low as -4 °C in the winter. The vast majority of precipitation occurs between June and August, where it can measure up to 278mm of rainfall on average.