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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 on a new $14B Beijing Airport  - located between Beijing's Daxing district  & Hebei Province (north of Yongding River & 46 km south of Tiananmen Square) - will be done in three phases: Phase 1 is to  accommodate 40M passengers; Phase 2: 80M, and Phase 3: 130M by year 2018.  The new Airport is intended to to become a large international air hub. 
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 the new Airport's completion, both airports will be able to accommodate about the same amount of passengers.







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