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Top 10 airports in China (4)

2012-01-11 15:59     Web Editor: Xu Aqing comment
Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

2.Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

Built in early 1930s, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province covers an area of 31,000 hectares. As one of the country's three major aviation hubs, the airport is a hub for China Southern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines.

In addition to its role as a major passenger hub, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport also serves as a major logistics center for South China and Southeast Asia. It hosts 33 airlines, which travel 110 routes per day connecting Guangzhou with over 100 cities in the world. Annual passenger traffic increased by 10.6 percent from 37.05 million in 2009 to 40.98 million in 2010.

1.Beijing Capital International Airport

Built in 1958, Beijing Capital International Airport, known as the "China Gateway," is the largest and busiest international aviation hub with the most advanced facilities in China. With a total area of 138,358 hectares, it is the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region that has three terminals, three runways, and two towers operating simultaneously.

At only a short drive or 30-minute express train ride to central Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport has one of most convenient locations of any major Chinese airport. It is becoming one of the busiest airports in the world, with 1,400 flights of more than 70 airlines taking off from and landing on its three terminals each day, connecting Beijing with 208 domestic and international cities. PEK's annual passenger traffic increased 13.1 percent from 65.38 million in 2009 to 73.95 million in 2010, currently ranking second place worldwide.

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