Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport is 27km away from the city center of Beijing city. It is not only an aviation gateway of Beijing but also a very important hub for China civil aviation network in terms of its most important location, biggest scale, fullest facilities and busiest transportation in China.
Beijing Capital International Airport was officially opened in March, 1958. With the development of civil aviation business and the increasing volume of passenger and cargo transportation, it was expanded rapidly. Terminal 1, covering an area of 60,000 square meters, was put into service in January, 1980. Terminal 1 can accommodate 60 flights daily and 1,500 passengers at peak hours. The facilities at flight are in accordance with t the 4E standards required by International Civil Aviation Organization.
With the continuous growth of quantity of international flights, the Terminal was expended from 1995 to November 1999. Covering an area of 336,000 square meters and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, Terminal 2 officially went into operation in November, 1999. Now Terminal 2 is able to handle 26,500,000 passengers annually and 9,210 passengers at peak hours.
Due to the ideal geographic location and service facilities at Beijing Capital International Airport, 66 domestic and foreign airline companies (11 domestic companies and 55 foreign companies) are participating in the operational business. More than 5,000 scheduled flights connect Beijing and 88 cities in China or 69 cities abroad.
Travelers can get to the airport by taking the shuttles of Beijing Capital International Airport that depart every 30 minutes between Xidan (other locations) and the Airport from 05:30 AM to 20:00 PM. The one bus fare is approximately 25Yuan/person (USD3/person). Or the travelers can take taxis to the airport. The cost of a taxi ride ranges from 60Yuan/per car (USD8/per car) to 200Yuan/per car (USD25/per car).