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Beijing Capital International Airport

 

(2016-02-03 11:08:22)

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) 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. The airport's IATA Airport code,
PEK, is based on the city's former Romanized name, Peking.

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 Airlines and China Southern Airlines also use the airport as their
hub.

Beijing Capital added Terminal 3 in 2008 in time for the 2008 Summer Olympic
Games, the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International
Airport's Terminal 3, and the sixth largest building in the world by area. Beijing Capital
International Airport covers 1,480 hectares (3,700 acres) of land.

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. It has been the world's second busiest airport in
terms of passenger traffic since 2010. The airport registered 557,167 aircraft
movements (take-offs and landings), ranking 6th in the world in 2012. In terms of
cargo traffic, Beijing airport has also witnessed rapid growth. By 2012, the airport had
become the 13th busiest airport in the world by cargo traffic, registering 1,787,027
tons.

 

 

 

 

by:Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development

 

 

 

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