Established in the 1930s, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is one of the three large hub airports in the Chinese mainland, holding a decisively important status in the layout of China’s civil airports. It ranked the second best airport in the appraisal of China’s 500 biggest enterprises in service industry in 1994. It was listed as one of the Top 500 State-owned Enterprises in 1994 and was selected by the CAAC as “Airport with Best Service” in 1998.
The new Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, with a total investment of 19.8 billion RMB, was formally put into operation on August 5, 2004.The new Airport, the first on the Chinese mainland designed and build in conformity to the hub airport mode, is now the largest, best equipped and most modernized civil air terminal in China. Serving 111 destinations at home and aboard with 152 domestic, international and regional air routes, the airport functions as a major international port of China as well as an air hub with worldwide connections. China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines are three home carriers of the airport.