INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN BEIJING
Beijing has two airports, namely, Capital Intentional Airport featuring international and domestic flights, and Nanyuan Airport featuring only domestic flights.
- Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing. It is located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing’s city center, in an enclave of Chaoyang District and the surroundings of that enclave in suburban Shunyi District. The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company. Beijing Capital has rapidly ascended in rankings of the world’s busiest airports in the past decade. It had become the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements by 2009. As of 2012, Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger throughput behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The airport registered 557,167 aircraft movements (take-offs and landings), which ranked 6th in the world in 2012. In terms of cargo traffic, Beijing airport has also witnessed rapid growth. Beijing Capital International Airport is the main hub for Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China, which flies to around 120 destinations (excluding cargo) from Beijing. Hainan and China Southern Airlines also use the airport as their hub. To accommodate the growing traffic volume, Beijing Capital added the enormous Terminal 3 in 2008 in time for the Olympic Games, the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, and the fifth largest building in the world by area.
Location: 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing’s city center
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Latitude/Longitude: 40.0777777778, 116.5919444444
Time zone: Asia/Harbin
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +8 hours
The current time and date at Beijing Capital International Airport is 8:39 PM on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Website: Beijing Capital International Airport(Click Here!)
2)Nanyuan Airport:-Beijing Nanyuan Airport is a new and relatively small airport in China. With the development of the China Civil Aviation and, as the base of China United Airlines, Nanyuan Airport shoulders a yearly passenger flow volume of nearly one million. The airport offers air routes from Beijing to Wuxi, Dalian, Hohhot, Harbin, Chengdu and Hailaer, amongst other destinations.
Situation and Facilities
Beijing Nanyuan Airport is situated in the Fengtai District, around 15 km south of downtown Beijing, and is closer to downtown Beijing than Beijing Capital International Airport is. The terminal building has a capacity of about 200 people so the lounge is not very spacious. Generally passengers will be taken directly to the terminal building by the airport bus or taxi. If you take the public bus, there is about a 15 minute walk from the bus stop at the airport gate to the terminal building.
Compared with the Beijing Capital International Airport, Nanyuan Airport offers more cut-price tickets for passengers. However, these discounted tickets are typically for harder-to-reach, more unusual places rather than conventional tourist destinations, so they may appeal to more adventurous travelers. You can make an instant ticket purchase when you arrive at the airport but you may not book discount tickets in advance.
Boarding: There is no need for tourists to arrive at the airport the usual one hour prior to the flight departure since the boarding procedure is not as complex as at other airports and there are not so many passengers. It is acceptable and you will not be delayed if you to get to the airport just before the departure time.
Airport inquiries Telephone: 010 – 67992139
Shuttle Bus: Passengers can take the comfortable Beijing airport shuttle bus (No. 6 line) to the downtown area, Xidan. Usually, the buses depart at 12:40, 17:00 and 20:50 from the airport to the downtown and at 06:00, 10:40 and 15:10 from downtown to the airport. The cost is about 16 Yuan.
Taxi: When arriving at the Nanyuan airport, There is a taxi line just outside the terminal building. Drivers should use their meter; The cost to midtown Beijing (such as: tiananmen square) is normally around RMB60 depending on the type of taxi.