Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

Shenzhen Bao'an
International Airport

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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,400 11,155 Concrete
16/34 3,800 12,467 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 45,610,651
Cargo 1,181,000 tonnes
Aircraft movements 340,385
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Simplified Chinese 深圳宝安国际机场
Traditional Chinese 深圳寶安國際機場

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (formerly Shenzhen Huangtian Airport) (IATA: SZX, ICAO: ZGSZ) is the airport serving the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. It is located on the east bank of the Pearl River near Huangtian and Fuyong villages in Bao'an District, and is 32 km (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, 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 (2,700 acres). 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

  • 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

At the beginning of 2008 the 1.6 km (0.99 mi) 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. The terminal was opened on 28 November 2013 after 4 years of construction and planning.

Passenger transport facilities

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 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

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


AirAsia Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuching
Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Daqing, Dazhou, Frankfurt,[6] Guiyang, Hangzhou, Los Angeles,[7] Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Wuhan
Air China
operated by Dalian Airlines
Dalian, Hefei
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Chengdu Airlines Chengdu, Zunyi–Xinzhou
China Airlines Kaohsiung, Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Dali, Jinggangshan, Krabi,[8] Kunming, Lanzhou, Mangshi, Nanchang, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an, Yantai
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
China Southern Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Bijie, Changchun, Changde, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Dandong, Denpasar/Bali, Dubai-International, Ganzhou, Guangyuan, Guiyang, Haikou, Hailar, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Hanzhong, Harbin, Hefei, Ho Chi Minh City, Hohhot, Huangshan, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jeju, Kota Kinabalu (begins 28 September 2018),[9] Kunming, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Lijiang, Liupanshui, Luoyang, Luzhou, Meixian, Melbourne, Mohe, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Mudanjiang, Nanchang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning, Nanyang, Ningbo, Osaka–Kansai, Phnom Penh,[10] Phuket, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Qiqihar, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Singapore,[11] Sydney, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Xi'an, Xining, Yancheng, Yanji, Yiwu, Yinchuan, Zhangjiajie, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou, Zhoushan, Zunyi–Xinzhou
China Southern Airlines
operated by Chongqing Airlines
China United Airlines Beijing–Nanyuan, Fuyang, Rizhao, Shijiazhuang
Donghai Airlines Anshun, Baotou, Changchun, Chongqing, Dalian, Darwin,[12] Hailar, Haiphong (begins 19 September 2018), Handan, Harbin, Hefei, Huaihua, Lanzhou, Lianyungang, Mandalay,[13] Nanchang, Nanjing, Nantong, Pattaya–U-Tapao, Phu Quoc, Qingyang, Shiyan, Tianjin, Ulanhot, Wuxi, Xi'an, Xingyi, Yinchuan, Yiwu, Zhengzhou
I-Fly St.Petersburg
Hainan Airlines Auckland,[14] Beijing–Capital, Brisbane, Brussels,[15] Cairns,[16] Chengdu, Chiang Mai,[17] Chiang Rai, Chongqing, Dalian, Da Nang,[17] Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hohhot, Jiamusi, Jinan, Kashgar, Kunming, Lanzhou, Luang Prabang,[18] Madrid, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nha Trang,[17] Ningbo, Phuket,[17] Sanya, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Sihanoukville,[19] Taiyuan, Tianjin, Tongren, Urumqi, Vancouver, Vienna (begins 20 October 2018),[20] Vientiane,[18] Weifang, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xining, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou, Zurich[21]
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang
Juneyao Airlines Beihai, Lijiang, Sanming, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Yichang, Yinchuan
Kunming Airlines Kunming
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Lion Air Manado, Denpasar/Bali
Loong Air Enshi, Hangzhou, Harbin, Ulanqab, Xining, Xuzhou, Zunyi–Xinzhou
Lucky Air Kunming
Meridiana Milan-Malpensa
Okay Airways Baise, Haikou, Nanning, Tianjin
Philippines AirAsia Cebu
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Jinan, Qingdao, Shangrao, Yantai, Weihai
Shenzhen Airlines Altay, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chizhou, Chongqing, Dalian, Datong, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot, Jeju, Jinan, Jingdezhen, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kunming, Karamay, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Linyi, London–Heathrow (begins 30 October 2018),[22] Manila, Mianyang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Osaka–Kansai, Panzhihua, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Quzhou, Sanya, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, 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, Zhaotong, Zhengzhou, Zunyi–Maotai
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi'an
SilkAir Singapore
Spring Airlines Changchun, Harbin, Huai'an, Lanzhou, Nanchang, Phnom Penh, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shaoyang, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Tongliao, Xi'an, Yancheng, Zhangjiakou, Zhengzhou, Zunyi–Xinzhou
Suparna Airlines Chifeng, Hailar, Hefei, Hohhot, Jinan, Lanzhou, Mianyang, Urumqi, Yantai
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang[23]
Tibet Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa
Uni Air Taichung, Taipei–Taoyuan
West Air Chongqing, Hefei, Jinan, Nanjing, Zhengzhou
XiamenAir Beijing–Capital, Changchun, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Seattle/Tacoma, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shenyang, Tianjin, Xiamen


Cardig Air Hanoi[24]
China Airlines Cargo Taipei–Taoyuan[25]
China Cargo Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
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, Chennai, 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

Shenzhen Airlines is headquartered on the grounds of the airport.[26] Jade Cargo International was headquartered on the sixth floor of the Shenzhen Airlines Flight Operations Building on grounds of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.[27] Shenzhen Donghai Airlines has its head office in the Shenzhen Airlines facility on the airport property.[28]

SF Airlines has its headquarters in the No.1 Freight Depot of the International Shipping Center.[29]

Ground transport

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.[30]

Metro / Rail

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.


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. However, with the opening of Terminal C, direct services may be resumed because it is much closer.

Airport express shuttle bus

There are many bus routes between the airport and the urban area,most of them via expressways and only cost ¥10 yuan.

For example:

E16(To Guanlan),via G15;

E21(To Longgang,Pingshan),via G15;

E29(To Bantian),via G15;

E30(To Futian,Luohu,Shenzhen Railway Station),via G4;

M528(To Nanshan,Shenzhen Bay Border),via G4(only costs¥6 yuan);


National Expressway G4:Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway

National Expressway G15:Shenyang-Haikou Expressway

The other chance: More costs and wating time:"330 airport express"bus

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.[30]

Cross-border bus

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).[31]

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.[32]

Shenzhen–Zhongshan Bridge

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 (32 mi) eight-lane link is scheduled to start in 2015, with completion scheduled for 2021.

See also


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  2. "Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport". Retrieved 6 May 2017.
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  7. "Air China re-schedules Shenzhen – Los Angeles launch to Dec 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  8. "China Eastern schedules Shenzhen – Krabi route from Nov 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  9. "China Southern adds Shenzhen – Kota Kinabalu route from late-Sep 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  10. "China Southern adds Shenzhen – Phnom Penh service from late-March 2017". Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  11. "China Southern resumes Shenzhen – Singapore from July 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  12. "Donghai Airlines plans Darwin debut in late-May 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  13. "Donghai Airlines adds Myanmar service from July 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  14. "Hainan Airlines files New Zealand launch in Dec 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  15. Hainan Airlines begin service to Brussels
  16. "Hainan Airlines adds Shenzhen – Cairns from Dec 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  17. 1 2 3 4 "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.
  18. 1 2 "Hainan Airlines adds Shenzhen – Laos links from Oct 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  20. "Hainan Airlines adds Shenzhen – Vienna from Oct 2018". airlineroute. 30 April 2018.
  21. Hainan Airlines adds Shenzhen – Zurich from late-August 2018 Routesonline. 6 June 2018.
  22. Shenzhen Airlines launches London service from late-Oct 2018 Routesonline. 9 July 2018.
  23. New Destination: Bangkok to Shenzhen
  24. "Cardig Air Scheduled Timetable". Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  25. "China Airlines Cargo Begins Shenzhen Service from late-March 2015". 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  26. "Contact Us." Shenzhen Airlines. Retrieved on 9 September 2009.
  27. "Contact Us Archived 11 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.." Jade Cargo International. Retrieved on 11 July 2010.
  28. "联系我们 Archived 4 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.." 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"
  29. "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"
  30. 1 2 "Changes to address airport's commuting woes-szdaily多媒体数字报刊平台". 3 December 2013.
  31. "New City Terminal of Shenzhen Airport Opens in Hong Kong – Shenzhen Post". 24 March 2010.
  32. 香港九龙机铁站往深圳机场 [Airport Railway Kowloon Station to Shenzhen Airport] (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 21 November 2007. 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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