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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Code CAN

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 510000

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 23°23'32"N / 113°17'56"E


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Observation Time: 08/05/2021 1:54 pm

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About Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Code

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport code is CAN. This three-letter airport code is derived from Guangzhou’s romanization Canton. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is situated at a height of 15 meters above sea level.

About Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

Located in the heart of southern China, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is regarded as one of the world’s busiest airports with passenger traffic of more than 66 million. Despite the Covid crisis in 2019, this facility served more than 43 million passengers.

Being one of the busiest airports in the country, this facility is also regarded as a significant economic generator contributing immensely to the country’s GDP. It is also southern China’s gateway to the world of wonders as airlines such as 9 Air, Aeroflot, AirAsia, Air China, Air Madagascar, All Nippon Airways, and Asiana Airlines among others operate from here. 

At Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) several expansion plans are currently underway. One of which has already been approved by the National Development and Reform Commission. 

Baiyun International Airport (CAN) Runway

Baiyun International Airport (CAN) features three world-class runways: 

01/19 3,600 m concrete 

02L/20R 3,800 m concrete 

02R/20L 3,800 m concrete 

These runways can handle 491,249 aircraft movements along with 1,919,926.9 metric tonnes of cargo annually.

Baiyun International Airport (CAN) Terminal

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) has two world-class terminals featuring some of the world’s best amenities to make passengers’ visits to the airport convenient and unforgettable. 

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 features three components: Main Terminal, Area A, and Area B. Main Terminal hosts retail stores, check-in counters while Area A and B have boarding gates, customs, border controls, and check points. 

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 at Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is regarded as one of the largest airports in the world. It is spread across an area of 808,700 square meters. 

Nearest Airports to Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport 132 km 

Hong Kong International Airport 135 km

Macau International Airport 140 km 

Meixian Airport 308 km 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

9 Air 



Air China 

Air Madagascar

All Nippon Airways 

Asiana Airlines 

Beijing Capital Airlines 

Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Cambodia Angkor Air 

Cebu Pacific 

China Airlines 

China Eastern Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
02R-20L 12,467 ft 197 ft Concrete Yes
01-19 11,811 ft 148 ft Concrete Yes
02L-20R 12,467 ft 197 ft Asphalt 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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