Chinese President Xi Jingping has announced the official opening of Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport after four years of construction.
- The new airport will have the capacity to handle 45 million passengers annually by 2021, and 72 million by 2025.
- Costing 450 billion yuan (about 63.3 billion U.S. dollars), Beijing Daxing International Airport features four runways, 268 parking lots, and a terminal complex of 1.43 million square meters.
- The complex is also 100-percent “green”, with renewable resources making up to 16 percent.
Here’s a really cool interactive model of the airport and route map: https://news.cgtn.com/event/2019/PKX/indexPC.html
Beijing Daxing So Far Has Foreign Airline Service Announcements From:
- British Airways
- Himalaya Airlines
- LOT Polish Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines
- Royal Air Maroc
- Royal Brunei Airlines
- American Airlines??? (See Below)
The American Airlines thing… I’m currently researching to see if this is actually true:
According to the CGTN website, the interactive map for both Capital and Daxing destinations show that Dallas/Fort Worth no longer serves Capital, but now serves Daxing… American Airlines is the only carrier between DFW and Beijing.
Additionally, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Boston are listed as Daxing destinations into the U.S… will need to verify if this is true, or if the route map is false.
What do you guys think of the new airport?