Beijing Capital International Airport, located around 32 kilometres northeast of central Beijing, is the main airport serving the Chinese capital.
The airport is the busiest in Asia and the second busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic, with a capacity of approximately 90 million passengers per year.
Three terminals make up Beijing Capital International Airport, the newest of which was completed in 2008. The colossal terminal 3, built in time for the Beijing Olympic Games, is the second largest airport terminal in the world and the fifth biggest building on the planet.
A third runway was built alongside the expansion, as well as a high-speed rail link to Beijing city centre and the terminal boasts an impressive multi-million dollar luggage transfer system, allowing arriving passengers to retrieve their luggage within 4.5 minutes of an aeroplane being unloaded.
Beijing Capital International Airport contains a plethora of facilities and passenger comforts, including a “global kitchen”, featuring 72 food outlets and an indoor imperial-style garden.