The construction of Beijing Daxing Airport will be completed this month
The construction of Beijing Daxing Airport will be completed this month. Beijing's new airport, which has cost over $ 13 billion, is preparing to open its doors.
The new Beijing DaxingZaha Hadid Airport was designed by Dame Zaha Hadid, an architect with dual citizenship, Iraqi and British. She passed away on March 31, 2016.
The construction of the new Beijing Daxing International Airport started on 26 December 2014. After 4.5 years, its construction is nearing its end.
Beijing Daxing Airport is nearing completion
Beijing Daxing will have the largest terminal in the world, stretching over an area of 670.000 sqm. The entire area of the airport will be 18 square kilometers. 20 is 000 people have been evacuated to carry out this grandoman project.
In the first phase, the new airport will support between 45 and 72 millions of passengers. In the final phase, scheduled to end in 2025, Beijing Daxing Airport will be able to transit over 100 millions of passengers.
The initial project included 8 runways for civil air traffic and 1 runway for military operations. But the approved project approved the construction of 6 runways for civilian operations and a runway for military operations. But the operational debut will only be made on 4 tracks.
The first flights will be operated by China Eastern Airline
Beijing Daxing Airport will be connected to Beijing, but also to the surrounding cities, via 2 highways with 8 lanes and a fast rail line. Plus races operated by coaches, taxis and other transport services.
According to the plan, the first flights should be operated from / to Beijing Daxing Airport in September 2019. Hopefully, there will be no delays caused by different problems. The first flights will be operated by China Eastern Airlines.
From the experience of the last years, most of the new airports have been delayed for different reasons. Berlin Brandenburg Airport was the biggest engineering failure. After 10 years of delays, Berlin Brandenburg will open its doors in 2020 (2021). If no other problems arise.
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