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Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, People's Republic of China. It is located in Chaoyang District, about 20km to the north-east of the Beijing city-center.
 

Terminal Introduction
With 60,000 square meters of space, Terminal 1 was opened on January 1, 1980, With the opening of New Terminal 3, the terminal was closed for light refurbishment, It reopened on June 27, 2008, and became the operational base for all domestic flights operated by the HNA Group.

Terminal 2 was opened on November 1, 1999, a month after the 50th anniversary of the founding of China. Prior to the opening of Terminal 3, the majority of the flights from PEK operated from this terminal. and now It houses China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Skyteam, and other domestic and international flights.

 

New Terminal 3:
Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) had opened six months before the start of the 2008 Olympic Games. as the world's largest airport building, Terminal 3 is a four - storey terminal (including basement level) covers an area of 336,000 square meters - three times the size of the former terminal - and puts much more emphasis on passenger comfort, it will be able to handle 190,000 flights, 35 million passengers, and 780,000 tons of cargo a year.
New Terminal 3 of Beijing airport
   
Airlines and Destinations

After slots were given to Federal Express, Continental Airlines began non-stop flights between Newark and Beijing on June 15, 2005. On September 25, 2007, American Airlines and US Airways were awarded non-stop flights to Beijing from Chicago-O'Hare and Philadelphia, respectively, with the American Airlines' Chicago-O'Hare flight to begin on April 4, 2010, and the US Airways' Philadelphia flight to begin sometime in the Spring of 2010. This became US Airways' first destination in Asia. Both of these airlines will operate from the new Terminal 3 as they are part of Star Alliance (US Airways) and oneworld (American Airlines). Filghts search online

The airport has three terminals. Terminal 1 is currently housing Hainan Airlines and its subsidiaries (while the international routes; Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau flights operate from Terminal 2), 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, and some other domestic and international flights which do not operate from Terminals 1 and 2.

   

Transportation and Connections

To help passengers go to right terminal, the airport provides free Inter-terminal shuttlles between T3 and Terminals 1 and 2 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The buses set out every ten minutes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and every 20 minutes during other times.

   

Airport Expressway -- In the early 1990s, a 20 km stretch of toll expressway connecting downtown Beijing from the Northeastern 3rd Ring Road at Sanyuanqiao directly to the airport . By 2008, four expressways will link to the airport, and now there have 6 Airport Shuttle bus to connected the mainly city raod in Beijing.

Airport Express -- Beijing Capital Airport is served by the Airport Express Line of of the Beijing Subway. The Rail line runs from Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 stations to Dongzhimen, with a stop at Sanyuanqiao. It was opened on July 19, 2008, in time for the 2008 Olympics. Buses run from the airport to many parts of the Beijing City.

Airport Taxi -- Available on the lower level just outside the Arrivals area. When arriving at the airport, There is a taxi line just outside the terminal. Drivers should use their meter; The cost to midtown Beijing is normally around RMB70 depending on the type of taxi, plus RMB15 for the highway toll.

Beijing airport shuttle bus
 
Beijing Airport Express
 
Beijing Airport Taxi

 

 
Shopping and Dining

Beijing Capital Airport the Shopping Area and stores gathers Chinese traditional selection as well as branded commodities of Europe and America prevalent in the world. As an important part of the service of the airport, the market holds the idea---Here is China, and even the world.

In the modernized food corridor, you can enjoy the delicious Airport Food including Chinese food, Western food, Japanese food, Korean food as well local refreshments of varied area of China. And you can also sit down here and enjoy the relaxed time by drinking a cup of coffee with rich flavor.

 

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