Travel + Leisure
Talia Avakian, T+L - April 09, 2018
Set to open September 30, 2019, Beijing Daxing International Airport is going to make waves in the air transport community as the new 'worlds biggest airport'.
Located in the Southern Daxing District, this new airport will 'serve as a way to meet the growing needs of air transport in Beijing and enhance the country's civil aviation presence' (T+L). It will become the new base for the China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. Initially, it will boast 4 runways, eventually adding 2 more, giving it an estimated maximum capacity of handling 620,000 flights per year, or 72 million passengers by the year 2025. By 2040, it is estimated to be able to handle 100 million passengers!
The unique design of this airport was created by the late Zaha Hadid and features open and expansive interiors that will be quite refreshing to guests. The 700,000 square meter terminal features a central hub with 5 arms attached to it, the fluid composition evoking a sense of harmony and balance, the arms thought to be the shape of a phoenix spreading its wings. You will also find a civil garden at the end of each arm for added tranquility. Each arm takes 8 minutes to walk down from the center, which is why a high-speed railway station is to be added to the airport soon.
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New China TV
Published on Jun 28, 2019