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More information about Guangzhou Airport
It is located 28 km (20 miles) from the Guangzhous city centre and is almost 5 times as large as its predecessor.
Guangzhou airport in Huadu District was opened on 05.08.2004. It was originally Baiyun International Airport which was 17 km or 14 miles away and was 72 years old before it was shut down.
The airport is usually referred to as New Baiyun Airport, in order to distinguish it from its predecessor, but this is not its official name. "Baiyun" means white clouds in Chinese.
Guangzhou Baiyun International airports was opened in the 1930s and is one of the 3 large hubs on the Chinese mainland. It is of great significance to Chinese air transport and is the main hub of China Southern Airlines.
After being reopened in 2004, it was the first airport in China to be opened with the idea of being a hub. The airport has business ties with more than 33 airlines which operate over 110 flights to more than 100 cities within China and internationally.
The airlines based at Guangzhou Airport include Air China (Peking, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Sydney), Air France (Paris - Charles de Gualle), Air Philippines (Manila), Asiana Airlines (Busan, Seoul-Incheon), China Southern (Amsterdam, Dubai, Haikou, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Meixien, Melbourne, Moskau-Sheremetyevo, Phnom Penh, Singapore), East Star Airlines (Wuhan), Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa, Bangkok), EVA Air (Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan), Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya), Japan Airlines (Nagoya, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita), Lufthansa (Frankfurt, Munich via Shanghai), Malaysia Airlines (Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching), Shenzhen Airlines (Sanya), Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu), Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City) and Xiamen Airlines (Fuzhou).
Other airports are Shantou, Meizhou and Zhanjiang, and further plans exist to make Weizhou und Zhaoqing partner airports.
The main means of transport in Guangzhou City in order to get from Pearl-River Delta to the new Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the Airport Express. His was taken into service at the same time and is operated by Airport Express Transportation Company of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. It serves Zhuhai and further services are planned to Dongguan, Zhongshan etc.
An extension of Guangzhou Metro to the airport is also under construction. The new airport line of Guangzhou Subway 3 will be 30,8 km long with 10 stops. The second building phase is to be completed in 2009.