Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG) is the major airport of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, China. Both airport codes were inherited from the former Baiyun Airport, and the IATA code is derived from Guangzhou's historically romanization Canton. Baiyun Airport serves as a hub for China Southern Airlines, FedEx Express, 9 Air, Hainan Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines. In 2015, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was China's third busiest and world's 17th busiest airport by passenger traffic, with 55,201,915 passengers handled. As for cargo traffic, the airport was China's third busiest and the 19th busiest worldwide. Baiyun airport was also the third busiest airport in China in terms of aircraft movements.

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Guangzhou ( listen), historically romanised as Canton, is the capital and largest city of Guangdong Province in southeastern China. Located on the Pearl River about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 mi) north of Macau, Guangzhou was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub. Guangzhou is the 3rd-largest Chinese city, behind Beijing and Shanghai, holds sub-provincial administrative status, and is accounted one of China's five National Central Cities. In 2014 the city's administrative area was estimated to have a population of 13,080,500 and forms part of one of the most populous metropolitan agglomerations on Earth. Some estimates place the population of the built-up area of the Pearl River Delta Mega City as high as 44 million without the Hong Kong SAR and 54 million including it. Guangzhou is identified as a Beta+ Global city. In recent years, there has been a rapidly increasing number of foreign residents and illegal immigrants from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, as well as from Africa. This has led to it being dubbed the "Capital of the Third World". Guangzhou was long the only Chinese port permitted for most foreign traders. The city proper fell to the British and was opened by the First Opium War. It lost trade to other ports such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, but continued to serve as a major entrepôt. In modern commerce, Guangzhou is best known for its annual Canton Fair, the oldest, highest-level, largest-scale and most complete trade fair in China. For the three consecutive years 2013–2015, Forbes ranked Guangzhou as the best commercial city on the Chinese mainland.

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LCCs operating in Guangzhou

Cebu Pacific Air

Jetstar Pacific

Thai AirAsia

Juneyao Airlines

China United Airlines

Shaheen Air

Malindo Air

Thai Lion Air

Philippines AirAsia

Direct flights from Guangzhou

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Manila From $42 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
  • Philippines AirAsia (Z2)

Kuala Lumpur From $78 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)
  • Malindo Air (OD)

Hanoi From $57 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Pacific (BL)

Bangkok From $41 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Shanghai From $77 (Tax incl.)

  • Juneyao Airlines (HO)

Lijiang From $89 (Tax incl.)

  • Juneyao Airlines (HO)

Shiyan From $109 (Tax incl.)

  • China United Airlines (KN)

Lahore From $296 (Tax incl.)

  • Shaheen Air (NL)