Beijing Daxing International Airport

Shunyi, Beijing

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  • Once opened it will be the world’s largest airport at 7.5 million square feet (700,000 square meters).


Beijing Daxing International Airport (Chinese: 北京大兴国际机场; pinyin: Běijīng Dàxīng Guójì Jīchǎng) (IATA: unknown; ICAO: ZBAD), located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, is Beijing's second international airport and is currently under construction. The name of the airport was announced on September 14, 2018. The terminal building is expected to be completed on June 30, 2019, and the airport is expected to be open on September 30, 2019. Upon completion, it will serve as a major international hub airport in Northern China. With 4 runways, 268 parking bays, and a 700,000 square meter terminal area, the airport is expected to be the world's largest airport upon completion. The new airport is also expecting a total of 7 runways in the future in order to accommodate 620,000 flights and 100 million passengers each year.


The golden, starfish-shaped terminal was designed by the Iraqi-British star architect Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016. It will be the world’s largest at 7.5 million square feet (700,000 square meters), and despite its size, it promises short walking distances of around 8 minutes from the center to your Gate .


By 2025, the airport will be able to serve 72 million passengers a year, and ultimately expected to handle 100 million passengers a year. Combined with the existing Beijing Capital International Airport’s annual capacity of 96 million passengers, that would make Beijing one of the world’s busiest city airport systems, rivaling for top spot the 170 million carried by London’s six airports, based on 2017 figures.

 
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