The Largest international airport in Beijing
BEIJING, Sep 26 The new, world's largest international airport, Daxing, officially began operations in Beijing, Chinese media reported.
It was originally planned that the airport will begin functioning on September 30, however, according to Chinese media, the airport will start serving its first flights today.
Earlier, the project manager for the construction of the airport, Li Jianhua, said that all airlines belonging to the SkyTeam alliance will move to the new international airport, while the airlines participating in the Star Alliance will remain at the Beijing Capital International Airport.
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The construction of the world's largest international airport "Daxing", which began five years ago, was completed on June 30 this year.
Daxing Airport is located in southern Beijing, 46 kilometers from the city center. The new airport will have four runways and will be able to accept up to 620 thousand flights per year. His project provides that the capacity of the air harbor by 2025 will be able to reach 72 million people. In addition, by 2025, the new Beijing airport should handle up to 2 million tons of cargo per year.
Daxing is positioned as the largest international air hub and the most sophisticated engineering project for an airport terminal in the world. Its roof is already recognized as the world's largest steel roof of the airport terminal, which is equal in area to 25 standard football fields. The world-famous architect and designer Zaha Hadid participated in the development of the roof design. In addition, Daxing is the world's largest single building without structural seams.