Beijing Capital (PEK) Airport
Beijing Capital PEK Airport Overview
The BCIA hotline number is 96158.
BCIA is located in an enclave of Chaoyang District - 32 km northeast of Beijing - accessible by (a) the Airport Expressway, a 20-km toll road leading straight to Terminals 1 & 2; (b) the 2d Airport Expressway toll road leading directly to Terminal 3.
With over 83 million passengers annually, and three very long runways, Beijing Capital International Airport is hub for Air China, China Southern, China Easern, Hainan, Shanghai & Shenzhen airlines, and is served by a host of domestic and foreign airlines offering numerous direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
BCIAl has three passenger terminals - T1, T2 & T3--the'Dragon Terminal'. Each of the terminals has its own parking garage with large & small-car parking facilities.
NOTE: While China has granted a 72-hour 'visa-free transit' for nationals of over 50 countries, including the U.S., it is strongly suggested to read the details outlined at 'Airways News' of March 18, 2015, see: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/03/18/how-chinas-50-country-12-city-visa-free-transit-works/
Future Airport Developments: 1. A fourth runway is to become operational by 2018 - easing air traffic.
2. Construction on a new Airport (a second Beijing airport - not a replacement) started year-end 2014 - located between Beijing's Daxing district & Hebei Province (north of Yongding River & 46 km south of Tiananmen Square). The $14B Beijing-Daxing Airport with 7 runways is designed for 100M passengers annually.
The first phase of construction is to acommodate 72M passengers and have 4 runways, supporting buildings & facilities, and a passenger terminal covering an area of 700,000 sq.meters - scheduled to be completed by 2019.
The star-shaped terminal complex with 7 'arms' /concourses surrounding its core - is tentatively planned to accommodate SkyTeam member airlines. It is to hold initially 45M passengers annually, & be adaptable to operate in several different configurations as requirements dictate. It will also house an integrated multi-modal transport center linking it to local & national rail services (including the Gaotie high-speed rail.)
Upon Daxing Airport's completion, both airports (Capital & Daxing) will be able to accommodate about the same amount of passengers.
Furthermore a third Airport (Beijing Nanyuan) is to be built at the former military field.