One of the three largest airports in China, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is located 28km (17 miles) from central Guangzhou. About 41 million passengers used the airport in 2010 flying from (and to) more than 100 domestic and international destinations.
Although there is a new terminal, chaos and disorganisation are big problems at Guangzhou Baiyun International. Smoking areas are in close proximity to child-care rooms and water dispensers, and ventilation is poor. Food prices are generally high, even by airport standards.
Fortunately, a major construction project that is set to improve efficiency throughout all operations is underway. When the entire multi-phase project is complete, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport will be able to handle 75 million passengers annually.