Beijing main airports

On August 10, 2011, in Accomodation, Beijing, Transportation, by Jack Li

Beijing Capital International Airport

Is the main international airport serving Beijing Flights inChina. It is located 32 km (20 mi) northeast ofBeijing’s city center. The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state controlled company. And it mainly operates with Air China.

Beijing Capital
International Airport is currently the 2nd busiest airport in the world in
terms of passenger throughput behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Airport.

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  from Beijing.
The Condé Nast Traveler magazine named the Beijing Capital International as the World’s Best Airport in 2009  including factors such as cleanliness, speed
of security/immigration clearance, clarity of signs, luggage handling, etc. It
was the first time that Beijing Capital made to the top contenders list. To accommodate the growing traffic volume, Beijing Capital added the enormous Terminal 3 in 2008, the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, and the third largest building in the world by area.
The airport has three terminals. Terminal 1 is currently housing the domestic routes of Hainan Airlines and its subsidiaries. Terminal 2 serves China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, SkyTeam members and other
domestic and international flights.
Terminal 3, the newest terminal at Beijing Airport, serves Air China, Star Alliance and Oneworld members. Beijing Capital International Airport is served by the Airport Express Line of the Beijing Subway. The 28.1 km line runs from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 and then to the city with stops at Sanyuanqiao and Dongzhimen. It was opened on July 19, 2008, in time for the 2008 Olympics. A one-way trip takes approximately 16–20 minutes. The airport offers six different shuttle bus routes to and from various points in Beijing, including Xidan, Fangzhuang, the Beijing Railway Station, Zhongguancun and the Nanyuan Airport. In addition, the airport also offers bus service to and from Tianjin and Qinhuangdao. Taxi service from the airport to Beijing is available.
Beijing Nanyuan Airport
Beijing Nanyuan is an airport in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Located in the southern portion of the city, in Fengtai District, and 3 kilometres south
of the Fourth Ring Road and 13 kilometres from Tiananmen Square,
Nanyuan Airport was first opened in 1910, making it the oldest airport in China.
It is primarily a military airfield but also equipped with a terminal capable
of handling 1.2 million passengers per year and presently serves as the base of China United Airlines. Nanyuan Airport plans to close once the new Beijing Airport, currently being constructed in Daxing District, which is expected to be completed by October 2017. In 2008, Nanyuan Airport witnessed high growth rate.
The total number of passengers served increased by 80.1%, reaching 1,357,038, it was a 65.6% increase from the previous year. Traffic movements also had a very strong growth rate of 72.2%, registering 12,245. This two airports are the best choices if you want to Travel to Beijing.
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