Shenzhen International Airport (IATA: SZX, ICAO: ZGSZ) is located near Huangtian and Fuyong villages in Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, the People's Republic of China. It is 32 km northwest of the city center. It is the hub for Shenzhen Airlines. The airport also serves as an Asian-Pacific cargo hub for UPS Airlines. The airport is currently undergoing major expansion with a new terminal and a second runway under construction. By 2012, it will form one of the three largest airport hubs serving southern China, alongside Hong Kong International Airport and GuangzhouBaiyun International Airport.
The airport was opened on 12 October 1991. It occupies an area of 10.8 km². Its runway is 3400 m long and 45 m wide, and it has 53 parking spaces on its apron. The airport also has ferry routes to Hong Kong International Airport, where passengers can transit without going through immigration and custom checks, akin to transit between two flights. Its current terminal covers an area of 152,000 sq meters and consist of 24 jet-ways.
Shenzhen airport handled 26,713,610 passengers in 2010, according to Civil Aviation Administration of China, making itself 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 809,363 tonnes of freight.