The Magnificent infrastructure is Set to open in late 2019, September precisely. Located at the far south of Beijing China Daxing airport when completed will become the world’s largest airport.
The new Daxing airport is built for the future, By design, It will have eight runways serving about 100 million passengers annually and moving at least four million tons of cargo a year through the airport, four runways and a terminal the size of 97 soccer pitches will be ready upon opening of the first phase.
The “modest” initial operational target is to accommodate 72 million passengers and two million tons of cargo annually by 2025.
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The Airport was designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid and her Chinese partners, The nearly completed terminal bears all the hallmarks of Hadid’s signature contour lines, with plenty of natural light shining through rooftop windows.
The airport often called “starfish” is already making waves in aviation news even before its grand opening. Its nickname “starfish” was given to it by Chinese media for its shape of five concourses connected to a main hall, Daxing aims to reduce walking for passengers, long a complaint against many new mega-hubs.
The airport authority has promised a distance of no more than 600 meters between security checkpoints and the remotest gates.
Construction of the mammoth project began in 2014 and the cost is $11.5 billion US dollars, It is estimated that there are more than 40,000 workers currently on site.
Officials claimed that the design of the airport is a truly integrated transportation hub that would see high-speed rail, inter-city services and downtown-to-airport express trains all stopping right beneath the terminal. Additionally, airport authority declared that Daxing‘s multi-directional runway design will improve operational efficiency in the air.