Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (China)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA; CAN and ICAO: ZGGG) is one of China’s most important airports. Located Baiyun District, the airport is Guangdong Province’s main airport. Opened in 2004, the airport replaced another airport with the same name that had served for over 70 years. The airport is the main hub of China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines. The airport serves over 54 million travelers annually, making it the second busiest airport in China in terms of passenger traffic and 16th in the world. Construction of the airport reduced the challenges that were faced in the demolished airport, challenges that included lack of space.
The airport features a single terminal building with boarding areas designated as A and B. The A section has a total of 133 gates. Section B has a total of 235 gates. While section A is on the east concourse, section B is on the western concourse. Each of the sections is further divided into smaller concourses with section A having East 1 through to East 3. Section B has West 1 through to West 3. East 1 is specifically reserved for all international flights. East 2, 3, West 1, 2 and 3 are used for all domestic flights.
In addition to the main passenger terminal, the airport also features cargo terminal. Construction of the cargo terminal effectively moved the Asia-Pacific cargo hub from Subic Bay International Airport in the Philippines by FedEx Express to Guangzhou International Airport. The terminal has 880,000 sq ft floor space.