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Beijing Airport information

Before you Beijing tour, you have to know you can choose whichever airport that is convinient for you since there are two airports,Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport.

1.Beijing Capital International Airport

Overview

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) mainly serves international flights.Located about 32 kilometres northeast of central city, the Airport holds 1480 acre site  It is the main hub for Air China as well as China Eastern Airlines ,Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines. The airport has three terminals. Beijing Capital added Terminal 3 in 2008 for the sake of 2008 Summer Olympics. It becomes the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, and the sixth largest building in the world by area.

Beijing Capital has rapidly turned into one of the world’s busiest airports in the past decade. By 2009,it had become the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements. It has been the world’s second busiest airpor with regard to passenger traffic from 2010.

Terminals

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 was open to public on 1 January, 1980 ,with an area of 650,000 sq ft  and replaced the exsiting small terminal had been operated since 1958.From 1 November 1990 to 20 September 2004,it was closed for renovation and all the airlines was conducted from terminal 2.The domestic routes of China Southern Airlines and a few other airlines such as Xiamen Airlines and Chongqing Airlines have operational bases there with 16 gates.It was designed to handle the domestic traffice excluding those to Hongkong and Macau.

Due to the opening of Terminal 3,on 20 May 2008, the terminal was closed for light refurbishment, and its airlines were moved to Terminal 2.It was reopened again on 27 June 2008.

Terminal 2

Opened on 1 November 1999, Terminal 2 has  a floor coverage of 3,620,000 sq ft. It can deal with twenty aircraft at docks connecting directly to the terminal building. Before the opening of Terminal 3, all international flights and most of the domestic flights were handled from this terminal. This terminal is the hub of China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines (all International flights including flights to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau), SkyTeam, Air Koryo, and other domestic and international flights other than those operated by Air China, Shanghai Airlines, Star Alliance members and Oneworld members.
Terminals 1 and 2 are connected by a public walkway that costs about 10–15 minutes to traverse. Shuttle buses link all three terminals.

Terminal 3

Terminal 3 was constructed on 28 March 2004, and there were two gates opened at the terminal.Seven airlines including British Airways, El Al Israel Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Shandong Airlines and Sichuan Airlines moved into the terminal after the trial operations on 29 February 2008.It currently houses flights that are not operated from Terminal 2 like Air China, Oneworld, Star Alliance, and other domestic and international flights.On 14 October 2008,of 18,440,000 sq ft floor space ,Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 won over its title as the world’s largest terminal.

Ground Transportation

Private Ground Transfer

Dial 24/7 Support number 13628999610 or email to [email protected]
Rail

Rail

Airport Express Line runs from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 and then to the city with stops at Sanyuanqiao and Dongzhimen. The line was operated on 19 July 2008, in time for the 2008 Olympics. A one-way trip needs about less than 30 minutes and costs 25RMB.The available hours for T2 are 6:35-23:10 ,for T3 6:20-22:50 and for Dongzhimen 6:00-22:30 .

Bus

The airport provides bus service to and from points all over the city including Xidan, Beijing Railway Station, Beijing South Station, Beijing West Station, Zhongguancun, Fangzhuang and Shangdi on eleven airport bus routes. It costs 16 RMB per ride to each of the three terminals.Buses to go to the neighbouring cities like Tianjing ,Qinhuangdao, Baoding, Langfang and Tangshan are also available.

Taxi

It costs about 150 RMB to the downtown of Beijing.

2.Beijng Nanyuan  Airport

Overview

Beijing Nanyuan  Airport (IATA: NAY, ICAO: ZBNY) ,as a secondary airport serves Beijing,was previously a military base.It is located in Fengtai district,about 3 kilometres south of the Fourth Ring Road and 13 km from Tiananmen square.It is the oldest airport in China opened in 1910.It mainly houses China United Airlines.

Ground Transportation

Private Ground Transfer

Dial 24/7 Support number 13628999610 or email to [email protected]

Bus

Limo bus servceis is available to and from the Air China Building at Xidan in Beijing’s city centre. Singel bus ticket is 18 RMB. Be noted that there is no subway connection.

 

 

 

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