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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the main airport of Guangzhou, China. It is the gateway of Guangzhou, as well as the major civilian airport in Guangzhou, and one of the three major aviation hub airports in China.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport airport is the main hub of China Southern Airlines and a focus city for Shenzhen Airlines and Hainan Airlines. "Baiyun" means "white clouds" in Chinese, and refers to Mount Baiyun near the airport. In 2007, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was the 2nd busiest airport in China in passenger traffic, and 3rd busiest in cargo traffic. 
The new airport opened on August 5, 2004, replacing the 72-year-old previous, identically named Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (now closed). The new airport is 28 kilometers from downtown Guangzhou. The second phase of construction, planned for completion in 2009, will double the airports capacity.

In 2012, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was China's 2nd busiest and world's 18th busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic, with 48,309,410 people handled. As for cargo traffic, the airport was the 3rd busiest in China and the 21st busiest worldwide. Guangzhou airport was also the 2nd busiest airport in China in terms of traffic movements. 


The terminal has A and B boarding areas. For A gates, there are A101-A133, A01-A04, A07-A10, and A13-A18. For B gates, there are B201-B235, B01-B04, B07-B10, and B13-B18. The A boarding area is on the east concourse, and the B boarding area is on the west concourse. Each of the boarding areas have three smaller concourses. The A area is divided into East 1-East 3.

The B area is divided into West 1-West 3. East 1 is the only concourse that serves international flights. It has gates A101-A112 and A01-A04. East 2, East 3, and West 1-West 3 all serve domestic flights. East 2 has gates A113-A123 and A07-A11. East 3 has gates A124-A133 and A13-A18. West 1 has gates B201-B213 and B01-B04. West 2 has gates B214-B223 and B07-B10. West 3 has gates B224-B235 and B13-B18. East and West 3 were built in late 2010. Because of this, all of the gates at Baiyun Airport had to be renamed.

There are several cafes and restaurants at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, offering both Chinese and Western options. These eateries can be found in both the arrivals and the departures areas.

There is a good range of shops at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. In addition to the duty-free shops, there are retailers selling electrical appliances, clothes, books, jewellery, cosmetics, leather items, local craft items and wine and cigarettes. There is also a convenience store in the terminal building.

There are left luggage facilities on the first and third levels in the terminal building. A lost and found office is located in the departure hall on the third floor. For luggage inquiries, call: (020) 3606 6763 or 6790.

Public Transport
Bus: Frequent Airport Express bus routes (tel: (020) 8612 2102) link Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with central Guangzhou (journey time: 60 minutes; fare ¥25) and other destinations in the Pearl River Delta region. Bus services depart from immediately outside the arrivals areas.

Taxi: Fixed-fare taxis are available outside the arrivals areas. The journey time to central Guangzhou is 30-60 minutes and fares average around ¥120.

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