SUNBIZ

Beijing’s New International Airport to Open Next October

Beijing’s new international airport which is currently under construction will of­ficially be opened in October, next year. The airport which has recently being named as ‘Beijing Daxing International Airport’, will
31 Oct 2018 10:34
Beijing’s New International Airport to Open Next October
Beijing Urban Construction Group project manager Li Jianhua speaking to the group of foreign journalists at the Construction site of the new Beijing Daxing International Airport on October 27, 2018. Photo: Lusiana Tuimasala.

Beijing’s new international airport which is currently under construction will of­ficially be opened in October, next year.

The airport which has recently being named as ‘Beijing Daxing International Airport’, will be the second largest airport in China lo­cated on the border of Beijing and Langfang, in Hebei Province.

This new airport is believed to have a total area of 27.3 square kilo­meters, with a total investment of about Fj$25.04 billion. A total of 8,000 workers are currently build­ing this mega new airport.

The long-term goal for the new airport is to handle up to 100 mil­lion passengers and 4 million tons of cargo each year.

Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG), is the company re­sponsible for the construction of the airport main terminal.

Project manager, Li Jianhua, while speaking to a group of for­eign journalists said they have completed 80 percent of the airport.

Mr Li said the airport would be­come the world’s single largest air­port terminal upon completion.

“This is a massive international air transport hub capable of han­dling 100 million passengers an­nually, and is set to become the world’s largest once it is completed in 2019,” he said.

Mr Li said in the initial phase the airport was designed to handle 45 million passengers with four run­ways, which would be ready by Sep­tember 2019.

He added by 2025 Daxing airport will have eight runways and will receive 72 million passengers, with 268 aircraft parking bays, which will be able to accommodate 620,000 flights per year.

Mr Li said the main terminal, which has just been completed, has a built-in glass rooftop for natural illumination, with the ceiling made of interconnected pipes, creating an appealing effect.

The airport he said would be con­nected to major expressways, an inter-city train, high-speed train stations which will be bound for Xiongan’s New Area in neighbor­ing Hebei province as well as the subway system.

Mr Li also stated a traffic transfer centre would also be built inside the new airport, an aggregation of high-speed railways, subway lines and intercity trains linking to ur­ban areas.

The Beijing Capital International Airport is believed to be the world’s second largest and busiest, han­dling 95.8 million passengers in 2017.

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: