Beijing Capital International Airport
Flying into Beijing Capital International Airport is convenient for those wishing to travel to Beijing, or to discover the wonders of the nearby Great Wall of China. Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world, and has held this title since 2010.
The airport is well connected to the city of Beijing, located just 32 km northeast of the city, and shuttle buses and rail services run between the city centre and the airport. Travelling by road is just as easy with taxi services located at the airport and onsite parking available.
The airport has three passenger terminals, the newest of which is terminal 3, which opened in 2008. Terminal 3 opened just in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and it is the second largest airport passenger terminal, after Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3. All three terminals have an array of passenger facilities including restaurants, shops and bars. Terminal 3 features a food court named global kitchen, which comprised of over 70 food outlets. The airport also has VIP facilities located in terminals 2 and 3. Beijing Capital International Airport has three runways, capable of handling aircraft of varying sizes, including the mammoth Airbus A380. Soon a new, much larger airport is due to open in Beijing called Beijing Daxing Airport, expected to be the largest airport in the world. Daxing Airport will operate as a secondary airport to help with demand and increased passenger numbers.