I’m back! Sorry for the lack of posts in the past few weeks but real life and work have taken over and put blogging in the back burner. Anyway, in the past month I get to go to Hong Kong twice, Manila and Cagayan de Oro. Jetsetter? Nope. Just for training and a wedding (not my own). The airport of choice by my airline? BCIA Terminal 3.
Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 is one of the biggest airport in terms on land mass. It’s the combined Terminal 1-5 of London Heathrow. The terminal is divided into 4 main buildings: transport centre (parking, light rail and commercial), domestic terminal (T3-C), international terminal (T3-E) and VIP terminal (T3-D). This terminal opened early this year after only 4 years of construction. They want visitors attending the Olympics to be awed by the structure which is shaped like a dragon. Several airlines have made this their home including Air China, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Emirates, Thai Airways, United Airlines, All Nippon Airways and some local airlines (More info here: http://en.bcia.com.cn/flight/infor080710.html). Transport to and from the airport is plenty and you can choose either by bus (RMB16), airport express (RMB25) or taxi (RMB80+ including RMB 10 toll).