Construction work complete on China’s new Beijing Daxing International Airport
After five years of construction, major building work is complete on China’s new Daxing International Airport, with three months to go before its planned opening.
Main work was officially declared finished on June 30, 2019, on the new terminal which will serve the capital Beijing after it opens to passengers and aircraft on September 30.
Beijing Daxing International Airport, located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, is Beijing’s second international airport.
The £9 billion mega airport called ‘the Golden Phoenix’ with the world’s largest terminal building the size of 144 football pitches will operate at full capacity in 2025, with four runways and the potential to receive 72m passengers per year.
Measuring at 1.03 million square meters – about the size of 144 football pitches – the Beijing Daxing International Airport will be the world’s largest airport terminal, according to Xinhua News.