Situated in a coastal plain of the east bank of Pearl River Estuary,Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is 32km from Shenzhen city proper, enjoys a vast expanse of field and good clearance condition for the movements of large passenger and cargo airplanes and meets the operation standard of international large-scale airport.
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is the first modern international airport realizing the combined transportation by sea, land and air, and adopting transit transportation in the territory of China. In terms of ground transportation, Guang-Shen Expressway, Jihe Expressway and national highway 107 connects Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Huizhou, Zhongshan and Zhuhai. The airport possesses passenger and cargo transportation terminal of 1000-ton grade berth. In terms of marine transportation, Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai are connected by hovercraft. In terms of air transportation, Hong Kong and Macau are connected by helicopter, enjoying favorable conditions of collecting and dispatching. Aircraft between Hong Kong and the rest of the world can move in the most convenient mode to conduct passenger and cargo transportation. The Airport adopts usual international practice for the passenger and cargo transportation to provide most fast and convenient service in the territory of China. Supported by the Pearl River Delta, one of three central belts with most rapid development of economy in China, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport enjoys rich passenger and cargo resources as well as the first class hardware and software, so it is a good choice for any airlines to fly to China.
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport covers a land area of 11 km2, is planned and designed according to the standard for the first grade civil airport of the People’s Republic of China, constructed by installations, with the construction investment of RMB 980 million for the phase 1 and 900 million for the phase 2. The flying area is of 4E grade. The Airport provides 24-hour service, and possesses 1 runway （3400mх45m）and 1 taxiway for the movement of the largest passenger and cargo airplane in the world. Now it has a total area of 588,000 m2 of apron, 57 gate positions, with 24 corridor gate positions, a total area of 146,000m2 of airport lounge A and B to meet the requirements of 16 million person-time annually, 2000 parking spaces, aviation cargo terminal with annual handling capacity of 0.3 million tons as well as the terminal with most passengers leaving and entering Guangdong province.
Open to air traffic on October 12, 1991, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport enjoys fast growing aviation business since its putting into use. It was developed into international airport officially on May 16, 1993 and jumped to the fourth largest airport in China within as short as five years in 1996. It handled the passengers of more than ten million person-times in 2003 to be ranked among top hundred airports in the world. Shenzhen Airport completed the reconstruction and expansion of airport lounge B in January 2004. After a great deal of preparatory work in the prophase, the expansion of flying zone of Shenzhen Airport started officially in December 2005. It is planned to put the second runway and new terminal area into use in 2011.
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is one of four aviation cargo transportation centers of China planned by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, possesses international traffic rights of 37 countries and is used by over 20 domestic and foreign airlines. Now Shenzhen Baoan International Airport has opened over 120 domestic and international routes, reaching over 90 domestic and foreign cities (of which cities outside the territory of Chinese mainland include Macau, Singapore, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Anchorage, Chicago, Liège, Osaka, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Penang, Amsterdam and so on), besides, the scheduled flight at sea between Shenzhen Airport and Hong Kong Airport was open to navigation in September 2003 to realize the transfer of passengers.
More than 5,000 scheduled flights are available to 88 cities
in China and 69 cities abroad.