The new Guangzhou Baiyun
International Airport, with a total investment of 19.8 billion CNY, was
formally put into operation on August 5, 2004. Covering an area of 15 square
kilometers, the airport is the first in China that was designed and built in
the light of hub concept. The two parallel runways in the first phase of the
construction were built with navigation grade 4E. The terminal area was
designed to accommodate a projected passenger turnover of 25 million in 2010.
Covering an area of 320,000 square meters, the first phase of the terminal