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Beijing Capital International Airport Code PEK

Airport Codes

IATA CODE PEK
ICAO CODE ZBAA
FAA CODE N/A
WORLD AREA CODE 713
COUNTRY CODE CHN
ZIP CODE 100621
IATA METROPOLITAN CODE PEK

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 40°4'48"N / 116°35'5"E

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Weather Observations

Station ID: ZBAA
Observation Time: 20/05/2021 6:16 pm

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About Beijing Capital International Airport Code

Beijing Capital International Airport code is PEK. This airport got its IATA code from Beijing’s old romanized name Peking. Its elevation above sea level is 35 meters. 

About Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is located in the heart of Beijing’s city centre and is surrounded by the beautiful Shunyi District. It is one of the most important facilities for Beijing and is often referred to as the country’s economic generator.  

Being one of the world’s busiest airports, it has evolved into a hub of the cultural confluence of sorts with millions of passengers from all over the world and walks of life blessing its runways. 

Its cargo traffic has also witnessed a rapid surge in air traffic. It handles over 1 million cargo operations. 

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) hosts world-class facilities including multi-cuisine restaurants, lounges, and all types of shops to accommodate the growing expectations of passengers. It’s Global Kitchen is the main attraction. 

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) Runways

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) host three world-class runways: 

18L/36R 3,810 m asphalt

18R/36L 3,445 m asphalt 

01/19 3,810 m concrete

These runways handle 594,329 aircraft movements along with 1,995,286 tonnes of cargo every year. 

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) Terminals

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) features three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3. 

Terminal 1 

Spread across an area of 60,000-meter square, Terminal 1 serves as the operational base for domestic flights operated by the HNA Group. It has 16 gates. 

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 occupies an area of the 336,000-meter square. It is home to Hainan Airlines, SkyTeam, Oneworld, Shanghai Airlines, Star Airlines, and Oneworld members. It is equipped with a gate to handle the operations of A380. 

Terminal 3

Designed by Netherlands Airport Consultants, Foster and Partners, and ARUP, Terminal 3 is one of the largest airport terminals in the world occupying an area of 1,713,000 meter square. 

Nearest Airports to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Pyongyang Airport 783 km 

Incheon International Airport 903 km 

Seoul Gimpo International Airport 927 km

Seoul Airport 943 km 

Gunsan Airport 998 km 

WonJu Airport 1028 km 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Air Alegerie

AirAsia X

Air Astana 

Air Canada

Air China 

Air France 

Air Koryo

Air Macau

All Nippon Airways 

Asiana Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
18R-36L 10,499 ft 164 ft Asphalt Yes
18L-36R 12,468 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
01-19 12,468 ft 197 ft Other “concrete” Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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