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Beijing Capital International Airport

Brief Introduction

Beijing Capital International Airport is located in Shunyi District, about 32 kilometers northeast of downtown Beijing. The airport is the main hub for Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines. It is the busiest and most important international airport in China. Since 2010, Beijing Capital Airport has been the most busiest airport in Asia and the second busiest airport in the world.


Name: Beijing Capital International Airport
Simplified Chinese: 北京首都国际机场
Traditional Chinese: 北京首都國際機場
Address: Shunyi District, Beijing City
Telephone number: 86-10-96158
Build Time: 1958
Airport type: 4F International Civil Aviation Airport
Number of runways: 3
Passengers handling capacity: 86,128,300 Passengers(2014)
Cargo handling capacity:1844 thousand tons(2014)

Beijing Capital International Airport Index


Beijing Capital International Airport was opened to public in March 2, 1958. It was the first Civil Aviation Airport in the period of the People's Republic of China. The airport then consisted of one small terminal building, mainly used for the charter flights and VIP Passengers.
In January 1, 1980, the newly built Terminal 1 and it's auxiliary project, like apron, parking lot, was put into use.
In 1995, the Terminal 2 was began to built and opened in 1999. This terminal can handle 16,500,000 passengers every year. At the same time, the Terminal 1 was closed and re-opened in 2004 after renovation.
In the spring of 2008, the Terminal 3 completed construction. This terminal take the 60% of the passengers handling capacity of Capital Airport.
In 2012, the passengers handling capacity reached 73,770,000. The airport became the second busiest airport in the world, behind the Atlanta Airport in the United States.

Beijing Capital International Airport Photo

Related Topic

72-Hour Visa-Free

From January of 2013, the passengers of 51 countries and regions can have a 72-Hour Visa-Free stay in Beijing with valid passport, visa of your destination country and connecting flight ticket.
72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy is valid for passport holders from the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia , Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar

24-Hour Visa Exemption Border Inspection Formalities

From April 15th, 2015, passengers who take international or regional flights to other countries or regions via Capital Airports and stay in Capital Airports for less than 24 hours without leaving limited area can be exempted from border inspection formalities. The ground service personnel will collect passenger information.
This is no nationality limitations on passengers who can enjoy this policy. Flight routes includes transit routes to the third countries, regions or departing countries.

Useful Numbers

Inquiry or complaint: 86-10-96158
Shuttle Bus: 86-10-64594375/64594376
Taxi Dispatch Station: 86-10-64558892
Temporary ID card:
T1: 86-10-64597459
T2: 86-10-64597459
T3: 86-10-64530015
Lost & Found: 86-10-96158
Medical Service:
T1: 86-10-64540999
T2: 86-10-64591919
T3: 86-10-64530120
Civil Aviation E-ticket Authenticity Identification: 400-815-8888
Customs Inquiry: 86-10-12360