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Opening in the fall: Beijing, airport is huge and on schedule

In Beijing to run the final preparations for the opening of the "Beijing New International Airport". He is soon to be the largest airport in the world. In the fall, he is scheduled to go into operation.

He will be the new hub for the Metropolitan area around Beijing: the new airport in Daxing, on the southern outskirts of Beijing, with the largest airport Terminal in the world. Seven runways to give it in the medium term, the goal is more than 100 million passengers per year.

In December 2014, was a ground-breaking ceremony, now is the final sprint. The construction work is scheduled on the 30. June to be finished, the opening is for the 30. Scheduled for September.

probably The most important site in the country

she hangs exactly in the center, attached to the highest point of the roof structure: A giant Chinese national flag flies over China is currently one of the most important and biggest building site. Li Jianhua is the project Manager for the new airport in Daxing, a district in the South of Beijing. He is wearing a red construction helmet and exudes enthusiasm when he leads visitors through the airport terminal.

"The place where our red flag with the five stars, is the most Central point of the terminal. From this point, exactly in the center to the most distant departure Gate, no more than 600 meters. Passengers will have to walk so, never longer than an eight-minute walk, everything is very convenient."

A woman on the phone in the not-yet opened Terminal of the new Beijing airport.

The Terminal has planned for the 2016 deceased, British star architect Zaha Hadid. It has the shape of a starfish, which allows short distances. In its first Phase, the airport is designed for 72 million passengers per year, in the long term, it should be well over 100 million passengers.

"According to conservative estimates, we need to handle in Beijing by 2025, approximately 170 million passengers per year," says Yi Wei from the city's airport planning Department. This exceeds the capacity of the international airport in the North-East of the city by Far. "So we had to here in Daxing new airport construction."

back in January, 2019, there were test flights at the new airport of Beijing.

For a large room of 200 million people,

In December 2014, was a ground-breaking ceremony, now the project is almost finished. With all the planned expansions it will be the largest airport in the world. Started in the fall of first, with four runways, within a few years, will be seven runways extended. The new airport terminal will be the first under the high-speed train.

28 large cities can reach the airport in the future, within three hours by train. A large room of 200 million people. Project Manager, Li Jianhua says, it remains here and there, walking, but, then again, so quickly through the Terminal, it's hard to follow him. At the controls, he is left already by via facial recognition. Daxing will be the 5G network.

"in fact, we use for this project, the most advanced technology in the world. Many of the controls function with face detection. Our security management is the strictest in China."

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