Beijing Capital (PEK) Airport

Beijing Capital PEK Airport Overview

Beijing Capital International Airport PEK - or simply 'BCIA' - serves greater Beijing, the capital city of the People's Republic of China. It is a 4-star rated airport (and Terminal 3 has a 4.5-star rating), is currently the world's largest  - and Asia & the world's third busiest airport. Skytrax has rated it as 'Best Airport in China' for the last 4 years. World Airport Awards in 2013 ranked PEK as the world's fourth-best airport, and in the same year BCIA came in third place for passenger satisfaction.

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, and Hainan 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.

Future Airport Developments:  Construction work starts on the  new $14B Beijing-Daxing Airport  (intended to be a second Beijing airport, not a replacement) - located between Beijing's Daxing district  & Hebei Province (north of Yongding River & 46 km south of Tiananmen Square). Phase 1 is to  accommodate 45M passengers; Phase 2: 80M, and Phase 3: 130M by year 2018.  The new Airport - scheduled to partially open in 2017, is intended to to become a large international air hub. 
In Feb. 2015 the newest designs were submitted - showing a star-shaped terminal complex with 7 'arms' surrounding its core - to accommodate initially 45M passengers annually, & be adaptable to operate in several different configurations as requirements dictate. It also will house an integrated multi-modal transport center linking it to local & national rail services (including the Gaotie high-speed rail.)
The first phase of construction is to cover 700,000 square meters, and include 4 runways & taxiways, parking aprons and other supporting facilities. 
It is tentatively planned that all SkyTeam member airlines are to move to the new airport. 
Upon Daxing Airport's completion, both airports 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.

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