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CHINA: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun
Airport, being located
on the border of the
northern Renhe Town,
Baiyun District, and
the eastern Xinhua
Town, Huadu District,
is about 28 kilometers
(17.4 miles) from the
airport to downtown
area of the city. It is
one of the three
largest air hubs in

Opened to the public in 2004, Guangzhou Airport occupies an area of 15 square kilometers (about 5.8
square miles). It has a 4E standard flight area, two runways and a terminal of 320 thousands square
meters (about 79 acres). Serving more than 110 air routes from Guangzhou to over 100 domestic cities,
the airport has an average annual passenger flow volume of about 25 million.

The domestic flights go to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Kunming, Chongqing, Haikou, Chengdu, Hangzhou,
Guiyang, Ningbo and Lianyungang, etc

Baiyun Airport boasts very convenient ground transportation system. This system is mainly made up of
metro line 3, shuttle bus, intercity bus and taxi.

With an area of about 370 thousand square meters (about 914 acres), the Terminal Building of the
Baiyun Airport is four-storied, 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 on the doorway of the Departure Hall. Entering the No. 4 Gate of the Departure Hall, you can see a
big electronic screen, on which you can see the flight information.

Domestic Departures Hall

There are 6 check-in islands and 144 check-in counters in the Domestic Departures Hall. The services
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, etc.

Islands C, D and M are provided for China Southern Airlines (CZ), Xiamen Airlines (MF) and China Eastern
Airlines (MU).
Islands E, K and L handle the check-in procedures for Air China (CA), Hainan Airlines (HU), Shandong
Airlines (SC), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) and some flights of China Eastern Airlines

Island N is used as the ticket counter and service counter for different airlines, including China Southern,
Air China, China Eastern, Hainan Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shandong
Airlines and Shanghai Airlines (FM).

Domestic Boarding Area

China Southern Self Check-in Counter

The Domestic Boarding Area is made up of two areas – A and B. The Area A, located in the east of the
Terminal Building, is divided into two concourses – East 1 Concourse (for the international flights) and
East 2 Concourse (for domestic flights). There are 16 boarding gates from A1 to A16 in East 1 Concourse;
there are 15 boarding gates from A17 to A31 in East 2 Concourse. The passengers who check in at the
Islands E, K and L should board the plane through the Area A.

The Area B, situated in the west of

the Terminal Building, is made up of
West 1 and West 2 concourses. There
are 17 boarding gates from B101 to
B117 in West 1 Concourse and there
are 13 boarding gates from B118 to
B131 in West 2 Concourse.
Passengers go through the check-in
procedures at Islands C, D and M
should board through the Area B.