Beijing Capital International Airport is located in northeast of Beijing, capital of People’s Republic of China, and 25.35km from the Tiananmen Square, center of Beijing city. It is not only an aviation gateway of Beijing and a window for international communication, but also a radial center for China civil aviation network, featured in a large-scale international airport, with most important location, biggest scale, fullest facilities and busiest transportation in China.
The airport hosts over 73 million passengers annually with over 70 airlines flying to over 200 cities worldwide. The airport has three terminals. Terminal 1 handles domestic flights, while Terminal 2 handles international flights and flights between Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Terminal 3 was constructed to handle visitors for the 2008 Olympics and is the 2nd largest terminal in the world. This terminal is considered to be one of the best designed airport terminal buildings in the world from an architectural point of view, and the sixth largest building in the world by area size.
Located 20 kilometers north of central Beijing, the Airport Express Line runs from the airport directly into the city. Taxis and airport buses are also available.
Three Terminals with flights and airlines roughly divided as follows:
- Terminal 1: Hainan Airlines.
- Terminal 2: Air Koryo (North Korea), China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air. Skyteam alliance is based here.
- Terminal 3: All other airlines, including Air China, Finnair and Shanghai Airlines. Oneworld andStar Alliance are based here.