Beijing Airport Facts & History
Beijing Airpot Facts
Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) is located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing’ s city center. With a rapidly development, BCIA is currently the 2nd busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic, with 1400 flights from more than 70 airlines everyday closely connecting Beijing with other 208 cities in the world.
- Company Name: Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited
- IATA Airport Code: PEK
- Address: Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, Capital Airport, Beijing, China.
- Airport Inquiry Tel: 86-010-64541100
- Zip Code: 100621
- Website: http://en.bcia.com.cn/
- Terminals in Use: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3
Beijing Airpot History
Beijing Capital International Airport, under the administrative control of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), officially opened on March 2, 1958. To meet the ever-growing demand of passengers, BCIA has carried out large-scale expansion and reconstruction projects for altogether seven times since 1965.
On January 1st, 1980, the terminal 1 with an area of 60,000 ㎡ was formally put into operation. The Terminal was enlarged again from October 1995 to November 1999. The Terminal 2, covering an area of 336,000 ㎡went into operation on November 1st, 1999. To accommodate the ever-growing traffic volume, BCIA started the construction of Terminal 3 on March 28, 2004. BCIA completed the construction in 2008 after 3 years and 9 months hard work, making it the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3.