Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Beijing Capital International Airport

Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Beijing Capital International Airport Introducation

Terminal 1
Terminal 1 opened September 20, 2004 and handles China Southern (CZ) flights, and originally was planned to handle domestic traffic, excluding those to Hong Kong and Macau. It was converted from the 1980s structure and has been thoroughly remodelled. Terminal 1 is small, with approximately ten boarding gates.

Terminal 2
Terminal 2 formerly served domestic and international flights in the one terminal. That stress is now being taken more and more by Terminal 1. Terminal 2 is far bigger than Terminal 1 and can handle twenty airplanes at docks connecting directly to the terminal building.

There is a passage linking the two terminals together; this is accessible at the public level (no passports needed).

There is a limited selection of food and dining options at Terminal 2. There is only one restaurant in the international area of the terminal once passengers are past security, and the prices are several times higher than similar food downtown Beijing. A Japanese set meal is advertised on the official airport website as RMB 88,[15] four-times higher than a similar offering downtown. By comparison, the domestic area of Terminal 2 has a number of dining options, all at more reasonable prices. Kentucky Fried Chicken and Starbucks have opened outlets in the airport in both Terminals 1 and 2. KFC is available at the basement level in Terminal 2, while Starbucks is only available before passengers go through check-in and security.

Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Beijing Capital International Airport Guide


Terminal 1
Terminal 1 opened on January 1, 1980. After the opening of Terminal 2, Terminal 1 was then closed and was renovated. Terminal 1 then reopened on September 20, 2004, replacing the original 1980s terminal building. This was the airport's only terminal until 1999. It was used mostly for China Southern Airlines' domestic and select international flights to and from Beijing. Terminal 1 now houses Hainan Airlines, Grand China Air, and Grand China Express Air domestic operations to/from Beijing after China Southern Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines moved all operations to Terminal 2.

Grand China Air (Dalian, Guilin, Harbin, Nanchang, Nanning, Sanya)
Grand China Express Air (Chifeng, Ulanhot, Weifang, Yan'an, Yulin)
Hainan Airlines (Domestic) (Baotou, Changsha, Changzhi, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dongying, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hailar, Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Jiamusi, Kunming, Lanzhou, Manzhouli, Mudanjiang, Ningbo, Qiqihar, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhai, Xi'an, Xiamen, Yichang, Yinchuan)

Terminal 2

The departure hall of Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 2
Beijing Capital International Airport - Terminal 2 Domestic & International Departure Hall Drop Off Entrance
Beijing Capital International Airport - Terminal 2 International Departure Waiting Hall
Beijing Capital International Airport - Terminal 2 Arrival Luggage Pick Up Hall
Airport terminal architecture in Beijing Airport's Terminal 2 (April 2006 image)Terminal 2 opened on November 1, 1999, a month after the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. This terminal was used to replace Terminal 1 while undergoing renovation, cramping all airlines into this terminal. Prior to the opening of Terminal 3, this terminal used to contain all other airlines' domestic and international flights. This terminal now houses China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Skyteam, and other domestic and international flights after Air China, Shanghai Airlines, Star Alliance members, Oneworld members moved operations to the new Terminal 3.

Aeroflot (Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk)
Aerosvit Airlines (Kiev-Boryspil)
airberlin (Düsseldorf) [begins May 2]
Air Astana (Almaty)
Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
Air Koryo (Pyongyang)
Air Zimbabwe (Harare, Singapore)
China Airlines (Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan; part of the Three Links)
China Eastern Airlines
Domestic: (Changzhou, Dalian, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Jinghong, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Lijiang, Luoyang, Luzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yantai, Yibin, Yinchuan)
International: (Delhi, Dhaka, Fukuoka, Jeju, Nagoya-Centrair, Okayama, Osaka-Kansai, Seoul-Incheon, Tokyo-Narita)
China Southern Airlines
Domestic: (Beihai, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhi, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Kunming, Liuzhou, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning, Nanyang, Ningbo, Sanya, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shantou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Tongren, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xining, Yanji, Yiwu, Zhangjiajie, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou, Zhijiang, Zhuhai)
International: (Algiers [Pending gov't approval], Amsterdam, Detroit [begins March 2009] [8], Dubai, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Irkutsk, Jakarta, Lagos, London-Heathrow [begins March 2009][9], Manila, Newark [begins July 2009] [10], Phnom Penh, Seoul-Incheon, Tehran-Imam Khomeini)
Chongqing Airlines (Chongqing)
Continental Airlines (Newark)
Dalavia (Khabarovsk)
Domodedovo Airlines (Moscow-Domodedovo)
Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi)
Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa, Delhi)
EVA Air (Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan; part of the Three Links)
Far Eastern Air Transport (Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan; part of the Three Links)
Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta, Singapore)
Hong Kong Express Airways (Hong Kong)
Iran Air (Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tokyo-Narita)
KLM (Amsterdam)
Korean Air (Busan, Daegu, Jeju [seasonal], Seoul-Incheon)
KrasAir (Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk)
Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur)
MIAT Mongolian Airlines (Ulaanbaatar)
Northwest Airlines (Tokyo-Narita)
Pakistan International Airlines (Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Tokyo-Narita)
Philippine Airlines (Manila)
Rossiya (St. Petersburg)[7]
Royal Jordanian (Amman)
SAT Airlines (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah, Riyadh)
Shenzhen Airlines (HUANGYAN-TAIZHOU, Nanning, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Wuxi)
SriLankan Airlines (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Colombo)
Turkmenistan Airlines (Ashgabat)
Uzbekistan Airways (Tashkent)
Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City)
Vladivostok Air (Vladivostok)
Xiamen Airlines (Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Zhoushan)

 

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