Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Terminal 2 is set to officially open on April 26th, 2018, according to the Guangdong Airport Authority (GAA).
According to the GAA, the newly constructed Terminal 2 covers an area of 880.8 thousand square meters, with an eventual planned annual passenger flow of 45 million. T2 will feature almost 400 check-in desks and over 5000 parking spaces.
It is estimated that the total passenger handling capacity of Baiyun International Airport will reach an annual figure of 80 million once T2 is operational.
Meanwhile, the metro station Airport North, the terminus of the north extension of Line 3, will open in conjunction with T2. With the total length of about one kilometer, this section will convey passengers from T1 at Airport South Station to T2 at Airport North Station.
Moreover, the new terminal will feature a mega mall. There will be about 360 stores total, including 3500 square meters of duty-free shopping! The average commercial area per million passengers is a huge 750 square meters, exceeding that of both London’s Heathrow Airport and Hong Kong International Airport.
What airlines will move to T2?
16 airlines are moving to Terminal 2. They are: China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Hebei Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China United Airlines, Air France, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines, Aeroflot, Kenya Airways, Garuda Indonesia and Saudia. 54 other airlines such as Air China continue to operate at Terminal 1.
Author: Amber Li
Editors: Simon Haywood, Steven Yuen