Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

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Shenzhen Bao'an
International Airport

Shēnzhèn Bǎo'ān Guójì Jīchǎng
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Logo 2013.png
Shenzhen Bao'an Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Shenzhen Airport Company Ltd.
Serves Shenzhen
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 4 m / 13 ft
Coordinates 22°38′22″N 113°48′39″E / 22.63944°N 113.81083°E / 22.63944; 113.81083Coordinates: 22°38′22″N 113°48′39″E / 22.63944°N 113.81083°E / 22.63944; 113.81083
CAAC airport chart
CAAC airport chart
SZX is located in Guangdong
Location within Guangdong
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,400 11,155 Concrete
16/34 3,800 12,467 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 41,971,000
Cargo 1,125,000 tonnes
Aircraft movements 318,600
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Traditional Chinese 深圳寶安國際機場
Simplified Chinese 深圳宝安国际机场

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (Chinese: 深圳宝安国际机场; formerly Shenzhen Huangtian Airport) (IATA: SZXICAO: ZGSZ) is located near Huangtian and Fuyong villages in Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 32 kilometres (20 mi) northwest of the city center. It is a hub for Shenzhen Airlines and Shenzhen Donghai Airlines and for cargo airline SF Airlines, and a focus city for China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines. The airport also serves as an Asian-Pacific cargo hub for UPS Airlines.[1] The airport is undergoing major expansion with a second runway completed and opened in 2011 and a new terminal which opened in 2013.

It is one of the three largest airport hubs serving the Pearl River Delta urbanised area in southern China, alongside Hong Kong International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. The airport also has direct ferry routes to Hong Kong International Airport, where passengers can transit without going through immigration and custom checks, akin to transit between two flights.[2]


The airport was opened on 12 October 1991. It occupies an area of 10.8 km2. Its original runway is 3400 m long and 45 m wide, and it has 53 parking spaces on its apron.

Shenzhen airport handled 26,713,610 passengers in 2010, according to Civil Aviation Administration of China, making it the fifth busiest in China. The airport was also China's 4th busiest and world's 24th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic, registering 947,150 tonnes of freight in the year to September 2014. In terms of passenger movements, Shenzhen airport was the 5th busiest airport in China in 2015.

Former terminals[edit]

  • Terminal A – for domestic flights (closed from 10pm 27 November 2013)[3]
  • Terminal B – for domestic flights (closed from 10pm 27 November 2013)
  • Terminal D – for international flights (closed from 10pm 27 November 2013)

These terminals covered an area of 152,000 sq meters and consisting of 24 jetways.[4] The International Terminal D was opened in December 2008. It had no air gates of its own, just airside bus service to distant positions around the airport.

Current terminal[edit]

At the beginning of 2008 the 1.6 km long new terminal commenced being built. This new terminal building was called "Terminal 3" from the beginning of construction until its formal opening. Soon after the decision of the closure of Terminals A, B and D, "Terminal 3" was renamed as it was the only terminal building in operation. A new satellite concourse, designed by Aedas, will be built.[5]

Architect: Massimiliano Fuksas, Rome; Structure, Facade and Parametric Design: Knippers Helbig, Stuttgart.[citation needed] The terminal was opened on 28 November 2013 after 4 years of construction and planning.[citation needed]

leisure: Bao'an has an Indoor swimming pool, out door swimming pool, wirlpool and a JW Marriott hotel

Passenger transport facilities[edit]

The passenger transport facilities are divided into three parts: a main terminal building and two large corridors—1,050 meters long and 650 meters wide—that form a cross shape. The current terminal is three times the size of former Terminals A and B, with 450,000 square meters of floor space, 62 boarding gates[citation needed] and the ability to accommodate any type of plane in the world. The main building has four floors above ground and two floors underground. A connecting Ground Transport Center adjoins the terminal to the south. The main building's third floor is the waiting area for domestic and international flights, which depart from the east wing.

Ground Transportation Center[edit]

The baggage areas of Terminal C are short walks away from the Ground Transportation Center (GTC), where passengers can take buses, taxis and Shenzhen Metro trains. The transportation center offers local and long-distance bus services on the first floor, with taxi and Airport Express Shuttle 330 bus services on the second floor. The underground floor connects with Airport Station on Metro Line 11. Bus M416 also provides a shuttle service to Hourui Station on Line 1. In the future, it will also connect to the Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway, which is under construction.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

New Terminal interior
Arrival hall
深圳机场T3航站楼 - panoramio (1).jpg


Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International, Langkawi
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dazhou, Frankfurt,[6] Guiyang, Hangzhou, Hefei, Los Angeles (begins 7 December 2017),[7] Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Wuhan
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Dalian, Nanjing
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Liuzhou
China Airlines Kaohsiung, Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Changzhou, Dali, Dalian, Hohhot, Jinggangshan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Mangshi, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an, Xining, Yantai, Yongzhou
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
China Southern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Baotou, Beijing–Capital, Bijie, Changchun, Changde, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dandong, Denpasar/Bali, Fuzhou, Ganzhou, Guangyuan, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hanoi,[8] Hanzhong, Harbin, Hefei, Ho Chi Minh City, Hohhot, Huaihua, Huangshan, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta,[9] Jeju, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Lijiang, Luoyang, Luzhou, Meixian, Melbourne, Moscow–Sheremetyevo (begins 28 September 2017), Mudanjiang, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning, Nanyang, Ningbo, Osaka–Kansai,[10] Phnom Penh,[11] Phuket, Qingdao, Qiqihar, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Sydney,[12] Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xingyi, Xining, Yanji, Yiwu, Yinchuan, Zhangjiajie, Zhengzhou, Zhoushan, Zunyi
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan, Fuyang, Rizhao, Shijiazhuang
Donghai Airlines Changchun, Dalian, Haikou, Hailar, Harbin, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Pattaya–U-Tapao,[13] Qingdao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang
Hainan Airlines Auckland,[14] Beijing–Capital, Brisbane,[15] Cairns (begins 19 December 2017),[16] Chengdu, Chiang Mai,[17] Chongqing, Dalian, Da Nang,[17] Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Jiamusi, Jinan, Kashgar, Lanzhou, Longyan, Kunming, Nanjing, Nha Trang,[17] Ningbo, Phuket,[17] Qingdao, Sanya, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Urumqi, Weifang, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xiangyang, Xining, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang
Juneyao Airlines Beihai, Guiyang, Shanghai–Hongqiao
Kunming Airlines Kunming
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Lion Air Manado
Loong Air Hangzhou, Harbin, Xuzhou
Lucky Air Kunming
Okay Airways Haikou, Nanning, Tianjin, Wuyishan
Meridiana Milan–Malpensa (begins 2 October 2017)[18]
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Qingdao, Shangrao, Yantai, Weihai, Wenzhou
Shenzhen Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chizhou, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hailar, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Jeju, Jinan, Jingdezhen, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Manila, Manzhouli, Mianyang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Osaka–Kansai, Panzhihua, Phuket, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Quzhou, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Singapore, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Taizhou, Tengchong, Tianjin, Tokyo–Narita, Urumqi, Wanzhou, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an, Xiangyang, Xining, Yangzhou, Yantai, Yibin, Yichang, Yichun, Yinchuan, Yuncheng, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Wanzhou, Xi'an
Spring Airlines Changchun, Hangzhou, Harbin, Huai'an, Kota Kinabalu, Lanzhou, Phnom Penh, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Siem Reap,[19] Tianjin, Tongliao, Yancheng, Zhangjiakou, Zunyi
SilkAir Singapore
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Tibet Airlines Chengdu
Uni Air Taichung, Taipei–Taoyuan
West Air Chongqing, Jinan, Nanjing, Zhengzhou
XiamenAir Changchun, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Nanning, Quanzhou, Seattle/Tacoma, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shenyang, Tianjin, Xiamen


Airlines Destinations
China Airlines Cargo Taipei–Taoyuan[20]
China Cargo Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao
China Southern Cargo Beijing–Capital
Donghai Airlines Chengdu, Hong Kong, Manila, Shanghai–Pudong
EVA Air Cargo Taipei–Taoyuan
FedEx Express Anchorage, Manila
Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt
SF Airlines Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nantong, Phnom Penh, Shanghai–Pudong, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Zhengzhou
TNT Airways Liège
Transmile Air Services Kuala Lumpur–International
Uni-Top Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
UPS Airlines Anchorage, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Clark, Cologne/Bonn, Dubai–International, Kuala Lumpur–International, Mumbai, Osaka–Kansai, Seoul–Incheon, Singapore
Yangtze River Express Dhaka, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai–Pudong

Other facilities[edit]

Corporate headquarters of Shenzhen Airlines

Shenzhen Airlines is headquartered on the grounds of the airport.[21] Jade Cargo International was headquartered on the sixth floor of the Shenzhen Airlines Flight Operations Building on grounds of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.[22] Shenzhen Donghai Airlines has its head office in the Shenzhen Airlines facility on the airport property.[23]

SF Airlines has its headquarters in the No.1 Freight Depot of the International Shipping Center.[24]

Ground transport[edit]

Regular bus and minibus services links the Airport with the rest of the city. Intercity bus services to some other nearby cities such as Hong Kong and Dongguan are also available.

Local taxis, and often some taxis from Dongguan, can pick up passengers there from three designated waiting areas. These will have the capacity to handle 21 taxi cabs picking up passengers simultaneously.[25]

Metro / Rail[edit]

Airport Station

Airport Station on Line 11 has direct link to the Ground Transport Center of the current Terminal, with eastbound service from the airport via Bao'an and Nanshan to Futian Station, connecting with Futian Railway Station High Speed Rail services, and westbound service via Fuyong, Shajing and Songgang to Bitou.

There are also shuttle services connecting with Line 1 of the Shenzhen Metro. Non-stopping service M416 runs between Hourui Station and the new terminal.

Airport North Station on Line 11 is also built, under the site of future new Terminal project - "Terminal 4". However, Airport North Station is inaccessible to or from any of the airport facilities. In late 2018, Line 20 (Shenzhen International Exhibition Center Conveyance Project) will link Airport North Station on Line 11 with services to Chongqing Road, International Exhibition Center South, International Exhibition Center North and International Conference Center stations.

Guangzhou–Dongguan–Shenzhen Intercity Railway is currently under construction, and planning to provide services from Shenzhen Airport Station and Shenzhen Airport North Station.

In the future, Shenzhen–Maoming High-Speed Railway and Hong Kong–Shenzhen Western Express Railway are planned to stop here.


Fuyong Ferry Pier

Fast ferries are available to Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macau plus to the Skypier Ferry Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport via the nearby Fuyong Pier. Free shuttle buses connect the Pier and the Airport.

Direct services to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon were suspended because the Terminals A & B's long distance from the ferry terminal made it unpopular for commuters.[citation needed] However, with the opening of Terminal C, direct services may be resumed because it is much closer.

Airport express shuttle bus[edit]

Airport express shuttle bus station

Main shuttle bus service is provided with "330" branded buses. These are located on the western side of the Ground Transportation Center. Two major routes are served, 330 from the airport to the west square of Shenzhen Railway Station, with 3 stops along the way. From the city to the airport is from Hualian Mansion building (Exit B of Science Museum Station), direct to the airport. City Terminal check-in services are available for some airlines inside the Hualian Mansion.

The other route, 330B runs from the airport to Longgang City Terminal in Longgang district.

A future service connecting the airport with Shenzhen North Railway Station is expected to start when the new Terminal 3 opens as part of 5 new major airport express shuttle buses.[25]

Cross-border bus[edit]

Buses currently run mostly via Shenzhen Bay Control Point to many destinations across Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories.

New City Terminal of Shenzhen Airport opens in Hong Kong, (23 March 2010).[26]

Coach service is provided by Trans Island Limousine Service Ltd serving SZIA and Hong Kong, including Sheung Wan, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok (Prince Edward), Tsim Sha Tsui and Hong Kong International Airport.

A direct coach service, operated by Chinalink Bus Company, is available at Elements Mall in Hong Kong. Passengers may check-in for their flights at the bus terminal but luggage must still be carried to the airport by the passengers. The service operates from Kowloon Station on the Airport Express (MTR) line direct to the Shenzhen International airport.[27]

Shenzhen–Zhongshan Bridge[edit]

The planned Shenzhen–Zhongshan Bridge will directly connect Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta with the city of Zhongshan on the western side.

It will consist of a series of bridges and tunnels and will cut travel time from Shenzhen to Zhongshan to less than 30 minutes. Construction of the proposed 51 km eight-lane link is scheduled to start in 2015, with completion scheduled for 2021.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UPS Launches Shenzhen Flights". 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport". Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "New terminal opens Thursday-szdaily多媒体数字报刊平台". 25 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Aedas to play key role in major new airport projects in Shenzhen and Hong Kong". Airport World. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Air China Launches Schenzhen-Frankfurt Route from Late May 2016". Airline Route. April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Air China re-schedules Shenzhen – Los Angeles launch to Dec 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "China Southern adds Shenzhen – Hanoi route from July 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "China Southern to link Shenzhen with Jakarta - Travel Daily Asia". Travel Daily Asia. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "China Southern Adds New Shenzhen – Japan Routes from late-July 2015". 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "China Southern adds Shenzhen – Phnom Penh service from late-March 2017". Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  12. ^ 2017. "China Southern Adds Shenzhen – Sydney Service from late-Jan 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Donghai Airlines plans international debut in mid-Sep 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Hainan Airlines files New Zealand launch in Dec 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "Hainan Airlines files Shenzhen - Brisbane Sep 2017 launch". routesonline. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Hainan Airlines adds Shenzhen – Cairns from Dec 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  17. ^ a b c d "海航将在深开通5条国际航线 深圳-奥克兰往返最低仅990元_深圳新闻网". 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
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  19. ^ "Spring Airlines adds new SE Asia routes in May 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "China Airlines Cargo Begins Shenzhen Service from late-March 2015". 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Contact Us." Shenzhen Airlines. Retrieved on 9 September 2009.
  22. ^ "Contact Us Archived 11 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.." Jade Cargo International. Retrieved on 11 July 2010.
  23. ^ "联系我们." Shenzhen Donghai Airlines. Retrieved on 24 February 2014. "Address:Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Shenzhen Airlines. Post code:518128" – Chinese address: "地址:深圳市宝安区宝安国际机场航站四路3009号东海航空基地 邮政编码:518128"
  24. ^ "Contact Us." SF Airlines. Retrieved on 24 February 2014. "SF Airlines Co., Ltd. Address: No.1 Freight Depot, International Shipping Center of Bao'an International Airport, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, 518128, P.R.C." – Chinese address: "地 址:中国广东省深圳市宝安国际机场国际货运中心1号货站 邮 编:518128"
  25. ^ a b "Changes to address airport's commuting woes-szdaily多媒体数字报刊平台". 3 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "New City Terminal of Shenzhen Airport Opens in Hong Kong – Shenzhen Post". 24 March 2010. 
  27. ^ 香港九龙机铁站往深圳机场 [Airport Railway Kowloon Station to Shenzhen Airport] (in Chinese). Retrieved 20 July 2011. 香港九龍機鐵站往深圳機場 (全程行車時間:車程約75分鐘) Kowloon, Hong Kong Airport Railway Station to Shenzhen Airport (journey time: about 75 minutes by car) 

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