Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun CAN Airport Overview

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport CAN  marketing itself as 'Baiyunport' is the Republic of China's second-largest airport, opened 2004 covering over 15 square-kilometers. It serves the Province of Guangdong and its capital city Guangzhou.

CAN Airport is located off the Airport Expressway, 28 km from Guangzhou City bordering to the north on the town of Renhe in the Baiyun District, and to the east on the town of Xinhua in the Huadu District.

With three long runways and about 52 million passengers per year, Guagzhou Baiyun Airport is hub to China Southern and Shenzhen airlines, and is served by numerous domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

The on-Airport 'Pullman Guagzhou Baiyun Airport Hotel', tel: (020) 3606 8866, is a five-star hotel, located just across from the departure terminal, offering an outdoor pool, spa, free parking, fitness center, tennis court, sauna rooms, hot tubs, and the Tan Yuan Restaurant.

Guangzhou Bayun Airport has one large passenger terminal with Domestic & International Departures Halls and  Boarding Areas.

Important Telephone Numbers:
Airport Call Center: tel. 020 36066999
Baggage Storage: tel. 020 36066859
Baggage Info (Airport): tel. 020 36066763 (Domestic); /020 86130102 (International)
Baggage Info Enquiry (CZ): tel. 020-86122921 (Domestic); /020-86122913 (International)

NOTE:  Of the four lenghty and dismal Airport reviews by international travelers between Jan. &  March  2016 - this sums it up:  "Dark, grey, cold, unwelcoming'. One reader adds to it: 'Pay the extra fly Cathay, and transit in Hong Kong'. 

Current and future Airport developments:  A new 595,000 square meter Terminal 2 is now under construction and will include a  multi-level parking garage and parking lot, transportation center, and a Metro station. T2 is to be conected to the current (T1) terminal for easy transfer. Upon completion by 2016, the Airport is expected to accommodate up to 75 million passengers a year. 
Furthermore, a new T3 and i to be completed before 2025, while constructyon on fourth & fifth runways is to start before 2025.

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