The second Guangzhou airport named Guangzhou Zhengguo International Airport is planned to be built in Zhengguo, Zencheng, northeast of Guangzhou in the next few years. Ironically, it appears to be more accessible for Dongguan residents, especially for those living in the central and northern parts of the city.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was designed to accommodate about 20,000,000 people per year, but now breaks 60,000,000, demonstrating a need for expansion. Generally, it takes about two hours to reach the current Guangzhou Airport from Dongguan. And while utilizing Shenzhen Airport needs less time (roughly within one hour), Shenzhen’s traffic restrictions make it difficult to reach. Optimistically, it’s expected that the new Guangzhou airport will be accessible within half an hour.