Quiz about Beijing Capital International Airport
Quiz about Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport Quiz


Beijing Capital International Airport is one of China's main airports. Good luck on the quiz!

A multiple-choice quiz by Triviaballer. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Triviaballer
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
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383,525
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. The first international flight into Beijing Capital International Airport took off from another capital city located about 3,875 km (2,408 mi) away. Completed by Pakistan International Airlines, from which city did this flight take off in 1958? Hint

Islamabad
Tehran
Riyadh
Canberra

2. When Beijing Capital International Airport was opened in March 1958 it was the first airport to be opened in China.

True
False

3. Most large airports of the world have a three character IATA airport code. Paying homage to the city's former name, what is the IATA airport code for Beijing Capital International Airport? Hint

HKK
BEI
PEK
SHA

4. Founded in 1988 in the city of Beijing, the flag carrier for the nation of China has its main hub at Beijing Capital International Airport. What is the name of this airline that served 51 million passengers in 2013 and was in the news in September 2016 for a racially insensitive comment in the company's inflight magazine? Hint

Air China
Okay Airways
Sichaun Airlines
XiamenAir

5. In 1972 an influential world leader landed at Beijing Capital International Airport, marking the first time that a president from this nation had visited the country after the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Who was this individual, who would only remain in power for about two more years after visiting China? Hint

Richard Nixon
Pierre Trudeau
Pol Pot
Golda Meir

6. In 2008 the massive Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport was completed. What 2008 event prompted the construction of Terminal 3 after which the airport became one of the busiest in the world? Hint

U2 Concert
Formula One Championship
G20 Summit
Summer Olympic Games

7. The growth of China's economy was mirrored by the annual passenger traffic through Beijing Capital International Airport. In 1978 the airport serviced one million passengers and in 2014 it serviced more than 86 million passengers. What was the only airport in the world that serviced more passengers than Beijing Capital International Airport in 2014? Hint

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Munich Airport
Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

8. In 2015 Beijing Capital International Airport was estimated to have contributed about 8% of the city's GDP and employ 6% of the city's workforce. In 1999 the airport came under the management of the state-owned enterprise Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited. One influential member of this enterprise was found guilty in 2009 of bribery and embezzling public funds. What was the name of this corrupt individual? Hint

Hu Jintao
Yang Shangkun
Jiang Zemin
Li Peiying

9. Beijing Capital International Airport is seemingly a representation of the country of China itself. Representing good luck, what is the color of the roof of Terminal 3?

Answer: (One Word)
10. In 2005 a massive plane capable of handling 853 passengers was introduced. Three years later in August 2008 Singapore Airlines offered flights through Beijing Capital International Airport utilizing this aircraft. What is the name of this aircraft that was primarily assembled in Toulouse, France? Hint

Airbus A380
De Havilland Comet
Boeing 787
Bombardier Global 7000


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The first international flight into Beijing Capital International Airport took off from another capital city located about 3,875 km (2,408 mi) away. Completed by Pakistan International Airlines, from which city did this flight take off in 1958?

Answer: Islamabad

Beijing Capital International Airport opened on March 2, 1958 with just one small terminal building and limited capacity. The airport is located about 32 km (20 mi) from the city center of Beijing in the Chaoyang District. Terminal 1 opened in 1980 and Terminal 2 opened in 1999 with a linked public walkway to Terminal 1.
2. When Beijing Capital International Airport was opened in March 1958 it was the first airport to be opened in China.

Answer: False

The oldest airport in China is the Beijing Nanyuan Airport, which opened in 1910. Located just 13 km (8 mi) from Tiananmen Square, Beijing Nanyuan Airport has served as both a military airbase and a hub for China United Airlines. Construction of an airport in Beijing's Daxing District 46 km (29 mi) south of the city center began in December 2014.
3. Most large airports of the world have a three character IATA airport code. Paying homage to the city's former name, what is the IATA airport code for Beijing Capital International Airport?

Answer: PEK

Meaning "northern capital", the name Beijing was used all the way back in the 1400s during the Ming Dynasty. However, non-Chinese traders used the name Peking as the common English name for the city from approximately 1600-1800. In 1979 the Chinese government required that any publications use the name Beijing in correspondence. Even so, the name Peking can be found in certain terms like Peking duck, Peking Man, and Pekingese.
4. Founded in 1988 in the city of Beijing, the flag carrier for the nation of China has its main hub at Beijing Capital International Airport. What is the name of this airline that served 51 million passengers in 2013 and was in the news in September 2016 for a racially insensitive comment in the company's inflight magazine?

Answer: Air China

In 2016 Air China provided service to 120 destinations nearly evenly split between domestic flights in China and international flights. In September 2016 Air China's "Wings of China" inflight magazine advised travelers to use caution when traveling to London "when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people." The airline ended up recalling the magazine issue but people certainly took note of the insensitive comments.

Other airlines that utilize Beijing Capital International Airport as their hub include China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines.
5. In 1972 an influential world leader landed at Beijing Capital International Airport, marking the first time that a president from this nation had visited the country after the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Who was this individual, who would only remain in power for about two more years after visiting China?

Answer: Richard Nixon

After 1949 the nations of China and the United States had a great deal of animosity and mutual mistrust. This was alleviated by the Nixon administration and his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who had visited China in 1971. After landing at Beijing Capital International Airport on February 21, 1972, Richard Nixon would stay in China for one week. During his time in China Nixon toured the city of Beijing and had discussions with Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong.
6. In 2008 the massive Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport was completed. What 2008 event prompted the construction of Terminal 3 after which the airport became one of the busiest in the world?

Answer: Summer Olympic Games

Construction of Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport began in 2004 and it fully opened in March 2008, about five months before the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. At the time of its completion, Beijing Capital International Airport's Terminal 3 was the largest in the world but this distinction only lasted for seven months when it was surpassed by Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3.

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games were considered by many to be a showcase for China's technical efficiency and athletic prowess.
7. The growth of China's economy was mirrored by the annual passenger traffic through Beijing Capital International Airport. In 1978 the airport serviced one million passengers and in 2014 it serviced more than 86 million passengers. What was the only airport in the world that serviced more passengers than Beijing Capital International Airport in 2014?

Answer: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport serviced more than 96.2 million passengers in 2014 making it the world's busiest airport. After Beijing Capital International Airport was London Heathrow Airport (73.4 million), Tokyo Haneda Airport (72.8 million), and Los Angeles International Airport (70.7 million).

In 2003 Beijing Capital International Airport was outside the top 30 for world's busiest airports by total passengers.
8. In 2015 Beijing Capital International Airport was estimated to have contributed about 8% of the city's GDP and employ 6% of the city's workforce. In 1999 the airport came under the management of the state-owned enterprise Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited. One influential member of this enterprise was found guilty in 2009 of bribery and embezzling public funds. What was the name of this corrupt individual?

Answer: Li Peiying

Li Peiying was one of the executive leaders of Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited from 1995 to 2003. During his time with the company he was convicted of accepting $4 million in bribes as well as stealing $12 million of public funds.

He was executed in August 2009 for these offences. The incorrect answer choices were Presidents of the People's Republic of China at various times from 1988 to 2013.
9. Beijing Capital International Airport is seemingly a representation of the country of China itself. Representing good luck, what is the color of the roof of Terminal 3?

Answer: Red

In addition to its iconic red roof, Terminal 3 is also notable for its 98 meter (323 feet) monitoring tower, its global kitchen of more than 70 food service stores, a children's playground, and numerous shops. The airport's Terminal 3 is also known for its revolutionary luggage handling system that in 2015 averaged less than five minutes from passenger unloading to luggage retrieval.
10. In 2005 a massive plane capable of handling 853 passengers was introduced. Three years later in August 2008 Singapore Airlines offered flights through Beijing Capital International Airport utilizing this aircraft. What is the name of this aircraft that was primarily assembled in Toulouse, France?

Answer: Airbus A380

Singapore Airlines was the first to utilize the Airbus A380 for commercial service but in 2016 Emirates owned the most of any airline with 82 of the 194 in operation. The Airbus A380 had a per plane cost of $432.6 million in 2016 and it had a range of 8,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 900 km/h (Mach 0.85).

In addition to Singapore Airlines and Emirates, Lufthansa also provided flights with the Airbus A380 through Beijing Capital International Airport in 2015.
Source: Author Triviaballer

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