Being a gateway into China’s capital city, Beijing Capital Airport is connected to major destinations in the rest of the world thanks to the service of more than 60 airline companies. Naturally, Beijing Capital Airport serves as a hub for some of the largest airlines in the People’s Republic of China.
The busiest airline at Beijing Capital Airport is Air China. The flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China offers direct service to more than 50 domestic destinations. This makes Air China the most reliable link between Beijing and all other parts of the country. Air China operates flights to some of the most populous Chinese cities such as Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Harbin, and Wuhan. All domestic flights operated by Air China depart from Concourse C in Terminal 3.
China’s flag carrier also offers more international destinations than any other airline operating at Beijing Capital Airport. Air China connects Beijing to Asian countries such as India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. China’s busiest airline also acts as an important gateway into Europe by offering flights to major cities including Athens, London, Milan, Madrid, Rome, and Paris. All international flights by Air China take off from Concourse E in Terminal 3.
Other major Chinese airlines serving Beijing Capital Airport include China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Hainan Airlines. Each of these carriers mostly offers domestic destinations with some international service to neighboring Asian countries. These large Chinese airline companies mostly operate in Terminal 2.
Beijing Capital Airport is served by some of Asia’s busiest airline companies. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines provide service to Japan’s capital district in Tokyo. The two largest cities in South Korea, Busan and Seoul, can be reached by using Korean Air service. Thai Airways International invites passengers to Bangkok. The list of other major Asian airlines serving Beijing includes Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines.
China’s capital is connected to the Middle East thanks to service offered by Emirates, EgyptAir, El Al, Pakistan International Airlines, and Qatar Airways. Russia is accessible via Aeroflot and Ural Airlines while Turkmenistan Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways provide access into central Asia.
Thanks to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, several major U.S. cities such as Chicago and New York City are directly linked to Beijing Capital Airport. Air Canada, a major North American airline, offers non-stop flights to Toronto and Vancouver.