Beijing Capital International Airport
Airport Code: PEK
Beijing Capital International Airport is situated in the Shunyi District of the city, about 25 km (about 15.5 miles) northeast of Tiananmen Square, and is China's busiest and most important international airport.
Beijing Capital International Airport was opened to public in 1958. With the development of civil aviation and the subsequent increase in passenger traffic, the airport has twice been extended, firstly in 1980 and then in 1999. Nowadays it has a 4E standard flight area, consisting of three terminal buildings, double control towers and three runways. Airport taxiways reaches 137 and parking stand has increased from 164 to 314. The high standard of services and facilities has attracted 66 airlines to operate here. Currently, the airport has flight connections to some 88 domestic and 69 foreign cities. The Capital Airport has become one of the largest airports in the world.
Terminal 1 of Capital Airport
Just occupying an area of 60,000 square meters, Terminal 1 of Capital Airport has the longest history originating from January, 1980. While the larger T2 and T3 were put into use successively, T1 has been the operational base for Hainan Airlines' domestic flights. Currently, there is a convenient passage linking T1 and T2, which just takes 5 minutes on foot.
Airline Companies in T1
Beijing-Shanghai Air Express, Capital Airlines (JD), Grand China Airlines Domestic (CN), Hainan Airlines Domestic (HU), Tianjin Airlines (GS)
Terminal 2 of Capital Airport
Covering an area of 336,000 square meters, T2 of Capital Airport was originally built on October, 1995 and put into use on November, 1999. Although it is the extension project for T1, T2 was built much larger than the previous one. Before the opening of T3, it played the vital role in the aerial transportation in China. Currently, T2 is the busiest terminal taking on the domestic airlines to and from Beijing although the Air China in T3 supplies frequent domestic flights. On the other hand, housing over 30 international airlines companies, this terminal is also one of the major ports for passengers to entry into and exit from China.
Aeroflot Russian Airlines (SU), Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines (VV), Air Algeria (AH), Air Astana (KC), Air France (AF), Air Koryo (JS), Air Zimbabwe (UM), Angola Airlines (DT), Beijing-Shanghai Air Express, China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Chongqing Airlines (OQ), Delta Air Lines (DL), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Garuda Indonesia (GA), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Hainan Airlines International (HU), Hong Kong Express (UO), Iran Air (IR), Korean Air (KE), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Philippine Airlines (PR), Pulkovo-Russian Airlines (FV), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Sri Lankan Airlines (UL), Turkmenistan Airlines (T5), Uzbekistan Airlines (HY), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Vladivostok Air (XF), Xiamen Airlines (MF)
Terminal 3 of Capital Airport
T3 of Airport has been attracting much public attention since coming into use in 2008. It has a unique modernistic design and is the second largest airport terminal in the world, only after Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport. Some 26 national and international airlines have moved into this building that runs 2900 meters long from north to south.
Airline Companies in T3
Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air Macau (NX), Air New Zealand (NZ), All Nippon Airways (NH), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Australian Qantas Airways (QF), Austrian Airlines (OS), Beijing-Shanghai Air Express, BR Eva Air (BR), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Airlines (CI), Continental Airlines (CO), Dragonair (KA), Egypt Air (MS), EL AL Israel Airlines (LY), Emirates Airlines (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), Finnair (AY), Germany Lufthansa Airlines(LH), Japan Airlines (JL), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Mongolia Airlines (OM), Northeastern Airlines (NS), Qatar Airlines (QR), Russian Novosibirsk Airlines (S7), Scandinavian Airlines (SK), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shenzhen Airlines (HZ), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Thai Airways (TG), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Ural Airlines (U6)