Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Guangzhou (New) Baiyun International Airport is the portal of China's third largest city, Guangzhou. It is located in the junction of Renhe Town in Baiyun District and Huashan Town and Huadong Town in Huadu District of Guangzhou City. The straight-line distance to the Haizhu Square in the downtown of Guangzhou City is about 28 km. The IATA code “CAN” of the airport comes from the abbreviations of Roman alphabet "Canton", which is the old name of Guangzhou City.
 
 
Guangzhou (New) Baiyun International Airport is a major civilian airport in the capital of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City, and also one of the three major aviation hub airports in China. The airport is officially opened on August 5, 2004. It is currently the hub airports of China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and FedEx's, as well as the focus of the China International Aviation Airport. The third runway of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport will be put into use in 2014 and the Terminal II in 2016.
 

Basic Information 
 

English Name:
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Chinese Name
广州白云国际机场
Location
The junction of Renhe Town in Baiyun District and Huashan Town and Huadong Town in Huadu District of Guangzhou City
Service From
2004
Type
Public, International Airport
IATA:
CAN
ICAO:
ZGGG
Distance from Beijing City
28 kilometers
Latitude
15 meters
Hub Airlines
China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and FedEx's
 
 

History

The old site Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is located on the west side of Baiyun Mount in Guangzhou Baiyun District. It is built in the summer of 1933. Baiyun Airport is initially mainly used for military purposes, and later converted into a civilian airport. After the reform and opening up, due to the rapid development of Baiyun Airport, the passenger throughput and aircraft movements had ranked first in China for eight years in succession. But as the old Baiyun Airport is located in the city center, after several expansions, it still can not be unable to meet the demand.  So it is imperative to choose a new site to build a new Baiyun Airport.
 
The work of choosing the site of new airport started in 1992. After years of preparation, the final location is in the junction of Renhe Town in Baiyun District and Huashan Town and Huadong Town in Huadu District of Guangzhou City, 28 km away from the city center in the north. The floor area of the new site is nearly five times larger than the original airport. The new airport officially started to build in August, 2000. The construction of the new airport took 19.8 billion yuan and four years.  It was completed on August 2, 2004 and officially put into use on August 5, 2004. The old airport which had served for 72 years old Baiyun Airport turned off. New airport is also known as the "Guangzhou New Baiyun Internationial Airport", to distinguish it from the old one.
 
The opening of the new Baiyun Airport solves the controversy that the old airport is small, crowded, close to downtown and the limited expansion. It also eliminates the night restriction to 24 hours operation, which is good to all of airlines to maximize the use of night time opening line of their intercontinental routes.
 

Infrastructure of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

► Terminals
The first-stage terminal project of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was designed by American Pie Parsons Corporation (Parsons Corporation) and Christie take the company (URS Greiner) design via international tender. It consists of the main building, connecting buildings, finger porches and elevated corridor, with a total area of ​​370,000 square meters. The main building is divided into four layers, including 3 floors above the ground and 1 layer underground, wherein the third layer is the departure hall; the second layer is a business layer; the first layer is arrival and business layer, the negative layer leads to the underground, parking and airport hotels.

 
The terminal is divided into A and B zones (departing passengers set off from the main terminal via the connected-bridge to the opposite terminal).  A zone is responsible for international flights, as well as other domestic flights except for China Southern Airlines. Area B is responsible for China Southern Airlines, as well as the other airlines, such as Xiamen Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, etc. Arriving passengers can leave directly from the airport terminal hall without going to the main terminal (Terminal subway is in the negative layer, the same as parking lot).
 
► Runways and parking apron in the airport
The first-stage project of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport covers the floor area of ​​1434 hectares, of which approximately 860 hectares is the flight zone, an area of ​​574 hectares is other regions. In addition, transit depot and navigation project covers an area of approximately 17 hectares.
 
Among them, the master planning has three runways with an elevation 50 feet (15 meters). The first-stage project contains two runways, which are located respectively on western and eastern side of the terminal. The East Runway is 4000 meters long and 60 meters wide, to meet the landing  and taking off of the existing currently the world's largest passenger aircraft Airbus A380. It also takes landing possibility of larger flights in the future into consideration. The West Runway is 3600 meters long and 45 meters wide, to meet the need of the taking off and landing in full weight of the 4E below flights. There is a planning runway 680 meters away from the East Runway. The runway 3,800 meters long and 60 meters wide, the standard is 4F grade.
 

The parking apron Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport consists of three parts: passenger apron, cargo ramp, airline apron (including maintenance ramp). Parking apron provides a total of nearly 46 seats (available direct boarding through boarding bridge) and 28 remote stands (required by car ferry to board). The total area of ​​the apron covers over 900,000 square meters.

Direct Flights


►Guangzhou can be connected by domestic flights in the following cities

First Letter Ordering
Cities
A
 
B
Beijing-Capital, Beijing-Nanyuan, Beihai, Baoshan, Bali, Baise
C
Chengdu, Changsha, Chongqing, Changde, Changchun, Chamdo, Changzhi, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Chifeng
D
Dalian, Dali, Dandong, Datong,
E
Enshi
F
Fuzhou
G
Guilin, Guiyang Ganzhou, Guangyuan
H
Hangzhou, Huaihua, Hohhot, Huangyan, Hefei, Harbin, Haikou, Hong Kong
I
 
J
Jinan, Jingdezhen, Jining, Jiuzhaigou
K
Kunming, Kashi
L
Lianyungang, Luoyang, Lhasa, Libo, Luzhou, Luxi, Linyi
M
Mianyang, Mudanjiang
N
Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, North Sea, Nanyang
O
 
P
 
Q
Qingdao, Quanzhou, Qiqihar
R
 
S
Shanghai-Pudong, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Shenyang, Sanya, Shangri-La
T
Tianjin, Taiyuan, Taipei/Taoyuan
U
Urumqi
V
 
W
Wuyishan, Wuzhou, Weihai, Wenzhou, Wanzhou, Wuhan, Weifang, Wuxi, Wuyishan
X
Xian, Xiamen, Xining, Xuzhou,
Y
Yangzhou, Yinchuan, Yichang, Yuncheng, Yibin
Z
Zhengzhou, Zhangjiajie



►Guangzhou can be connected by international flights in the following cities

Countries
Cities
Seasonal charter flights: Langkawi, Saipan, Sapporo - New Chitose, Surat Thani, Phuket
Pakistan
Karachi
Burma
Yangon, Lumpur
Canada
Vancouver
Bengal
Dhaka
Cambodia
Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
Dubai
Dubai
Australia
Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cairns [about to sail]
Egypt
Cairo
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
France
Paris/Charles de Gaulle
Korea
Seoul/Incheon, Jeju, Busan
Kenya
Nairobi
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon, , Da Nang
Russia
Moscow/Bisceglie Burma Jie Wo, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk
Philippines
Manila, Cebu
India
Delhi
Indonesia
Jakarta/Soekarno Hatta, Bali(about to open), Manado
Singapore
Manila
Qatar
Doha
Thailand
Bangkok/Su Wan Knapp,
Turkish
Istanbul
Japan
Fukuoka, Nagoya/Central, Osaka/Kansai, Tokyo/Narita, Sendai
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Kuala Lumpur
New Zealand
Auckland
Nepal
Kathmandu
UK
London/Heathrow
Sri Lanka
Colombo
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Jeddah
US
Amsterdam, Los Angeles
...

Note: above flights information is listed for you reference only. Better to check about the airline officials sites to ensure the flights are served or not.

Airlines 

Airlines
Website
China Southern Airlines (CZ)
http://www.csair.com/en/
Air China (CA)
http://www.airchina.com/
China Eastern Airlines (MU)
http://www.ceair.com/
Hainan Airlines (HU)
http://www.hnair.com/
Shenzhen Airlines (ZH)
http://www.shenzhenair.com/
Shanghai Airlines (FM)
http://www.shanghai-air.com/
Xiamen Airlines (MF)
http://www.xiamenair.com/
Sichuan Airlines (3U)
http://www.scal.com.cn/
Capital Airlines (JD)
http://www.capitalairlines.com.cn/
China United Airlines (KN)
http://www.cu-air.com/
Western Airlines (PN)
http://www.chinawestair.com/
Chengdu Airlines (EU)
http://www.cdairport.com/
Chongqing Airlines (OQ)
http://www.flycq.com/
Shandong Airlines (SC)
http://www.shandongair.com.cn/
Jixiang Airlines (HO)
http://www.juneyaoairlines.com/
Dragonair (KA)
http://www.dragonair.com/
China Airlines (CI)
http://www.china-airlines.com/
EVA Air (BR)
http://www.evaair.com/
Japan Airlines (JL)
http://www.jal.com/
All Nippon Airways (NH)
http://www.allnipponairways.org/
Korean Air (KE)
http://cargo.koreanair.com/
Thai Airways International (TG)
http://www.thaiairways.com/
Thai AirAsia (FD)
http://www.airasia.com/c
Singapore Airlines (SQ)
http://www.singaporeair.com/
Jetstar Airways (3K)
http://www.jetstar.com/
Tiger Airways (TR)
http://www.tigerair.com/
Malaysia Airlines (MH)
http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/
AirAsia (AK)
http://www.airasia.com/cn
Garuda Indonesia Airways (GA)
http://www.garuda-indonesia.com/
Vietnam Airlines (VN)
http://www.vietnamairlines.com/
Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
http://www.cebupacificair.com/
Philippine Eagle Airlines (2P)
www1.philippineairlines.com/
Myanmar Airways International (8M)
http://www.maiair.com/
Sri Lankan Airlines
http://www.srilankan.com/
Emirates Airline (EK)
http://www.emirates.com/cn/
Qatar Airways
http://www.qatarairways.com/
Saudi Arabia Airlines (SV)
http://www.saudiairlines.com/
Air France (AF)
http://www.airfrance.com/i
Turkish Airlines (TK)
http://www.turkishairlines.com/
Aeroflot (SU)
http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/
Ural Airlines (U6)
http://www.uralairlines.ru/
Egypt Air (MS)
www.egyptairflight.com/
 Ethiopian Airlines (ET)
http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/
Kenya Airways (KQ)
http://www.kenya-airways.com/
Air Madagascar (MD)
http://www.airmadagascar.com/

Related Information

► More transportation information: Guangzhou Transportation
► More Travel information: Guangzhou Travel Guide