Saturday, 27 January 2007



This picture was taken during a transit and re-check in in the Guangzhou airport to Changsha airport. The passenger information display a error, most obvious that the system is running on Windows operating system. The error was caused by a low in virtual memory and "threatens" to rejects and additional task. Is this the start of computer system revolting?

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG) (Simplified Chinese: 广州白云国际机场; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Báiyún Guójì Jīchǎng) is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, People's Republic of China. Both airport codes were inherited from the previous Guangzhou airport, Baiyun International Airport and the IATA code reflects Guangdong's former romanization Canton. The airport is the main hub of China Southern Airlines.

According to the Financial Times in an article on 18 January 2007, the airport handled 23.6 million people in 2005.

  • Runways: 2 (3800 m and 3600 m), room reserved for a third one
  • Aprons: 66
  • Current capacity: 27 million passengers per year
  • Planned capacity in 2010: 80 million passengers per year
  • Cargo capacity: 1 million tonnes
  • Planned cargo capacity in 2010: 2.5 million tonnes
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