Beijing Capital International Airport, also known as “Capital Airport”, is located in Shunyi District, Beijing, China. The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company. The airport’s IATA Airport code, PEK, is based on the city’s former romanized name, Peking.
Beijing Capital International Airport is China’s important windows for foreign exchange. Beijing Capital International Airport was first built in 1958, it’s been in service for more than 50 years. Its annual passenger throughput increased from 1.03 million in 1978 to 86,128,300 in 2014, ranking the first in Asia, and the second in the world. It takes approximately 10 seconds for the airport to collect a passenger’s information, making it the most efficient airport in China. The airport handled 95.8 million passengers in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 1.4 million, or 1.5% growth.
From 2019 some airlines at Beijing Capital will move to the new international airport, Beijing Daxing. Their existing Beijing Capital slots will only gradually be made available to other airlines. Beijing city’s total passengers will increase, but across two airports.