Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, People’s Republic of China.
The airport is the main hub of China Southern Airlines and a focus city for Shenzhen Airlines.
In 2007, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was the 2nd busiest airport in China in passenger traffic, and 3rd busiest in cargo traffic.
“Baiyun” means “white clouds” in Chinese, and refers to Mount Baiyun near the airport.
The new airport opened on August 5, 2004, replacing the 72-year-old previous, identically named Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (now closed). The new airport is 28 kilometers from downtown Guangzhou. The second phase of construction, planned for completion in 2009, will double the airports capacity.