Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is Guangzhou's main airport lying in the capital of the province of Guangdong, in the People's Republic of China. The airport is the main hub of China Southern Airlines and a focus city for Shenzhen Airlines.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is located 28 kilometres (17 miles) from Guangzhou city centre. The airport has two runways at 3,800 and 3,600 metres respectively and there is still room for a third holding. There are 66 aprons and at current capacity levels the airport can handle 31 million passengers annually. Planned capacity is actually 80 million passengers per year and cargo capacity is 1 million tonnes.
With an area of about 370,000 square metres the Terminal Building of the Baiyun Airport has four storeys formed by the Main Building, Connection Building, terminal concourses and elevated passages. The third floor is the Departures Hall; the second floor is the Arrivals Interlayer; the first floor is the Arrivals Hall; and the minus-one floor leads to the subway station and the parking lot. The Departure Hall on the third floor has eight entrances/exits. Taxis and Airport Shuttle Bus can stop just outside the Departure Hall.
There are 6 check-in islands and 144 check-in counters in the Domestic Departures Hall and these relate to ticket inquiry on international or domestic flights, reservation, ticket issuing, changes of ticket and seat-reconfirmation for return flight, designated assistance on check-in, as well as reception of irregular flights.
Islands C, D and M are provided for China Southern Airlines (CZ), Xiamen Airlines (MF) and China Eastern Airlines (MU).
Of special interest are the 102 check-in counters in the International Departures Hall.
Islands G and H detailing to where passengers need to head to for their flights handle the check-in procedures for China Southern Airlines. It includes the flights of China southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Japanese Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Korea Airlines and Kenya Airlines. All international flight passengers board through the East 1 Concourse of Area A.
There are a host of facilities and services in the airport. These include Business Centres that offer long-distance phone calls, photocopying and fax services and are found by the No.3 Gate on the first floor and inside the Departure Areas A and B on the third floor of the Terminal Building.
There is a post office and plenty of banks including the Agricultural Bank of China and Guangdong Development Bank. At the Foreign Currency Exchange passengers can exchange foreign currencies in the International Arrival Hall. Wireless Internet access service is also available.
If you are hungry, head to the Jinlong Food Street located by the Gates 17 and 18 to satisfy your hunger pangs. There are many shops in the Terminal Building selling everything from leather goods to local products.
Hotels lying within reach of the airport are Victory Hotel Guangzhou, Phoenix City Hotel and Guangzhou Bauhinia Hotel.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 18 July 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.