Thursday, September 26, 2019

Super airport of nearly 12 billion USD has just been opened

Daxing International Airport
On September 25, China officially opened Daxing International Airport in the south of Beijing. The airport is shaped like a starfish and has the largest terminal in the world.

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Daxing International Airport
Daxing "super-airport" has a total investment of 11.9 billion USD and owns up to 7 runways. With its special shape, this airport is nicknamed "starfish airport" by Chinese media. Photo: AP.
Daxing International Airport
The airport, designed by the late female architect Zaha Hadid, features iconic curves that run throughout the halls. The shape of the airport is inspired by the phoenix, the legendary bird of China. Photo: Reuters.
Daxing International Airport
Daxing Airport was built to share the burden with Beijing Capital International Airport, which was built to serve the 2008 Olympic and is currently heavily burdened with serving 101 million passengers a year, causing the situation of frequent delays. Photo: CNN.
Daxing International Airport
The airport currently owns the largest passenger terminal in the world, the equivalent of 97 football fields. Photo: CNN.
Daxing International Airport
The airport is expected to serve 100 million passengers and 4 million tons of cargo each year. It is expected that there will be 300 flights taking off and landing at Daxing airport every hour. Photo: Getty.
Daxing International Airport
In addition to a restaurant, a duty-free shop, this huge airport also has a children's playground, many performing arts stages, work areas and even a pet hotel. Photo: Reuters.
Daxing International Airport
In addition to the expressway system, the airport will be connected to the city center via tram and two-way shuttle bus.
Daxing International Airport
High-speed train system connects from central Beijing to the new airport. Photo: ChinaDaily.
Daxing International Airport
Daxing Airport also applies modern technologies such as robots to serve passengers, locate checked baggage, face recognition application or high-tech parking, affirming that it will be an airport of the future. Photo: Ecns.cn
Daxing International Airport
With facial recognition technology, passengers who forget personal papers can still board. Pictured is the airport staff who is introducing this new technology at the airport. Photo: China Daily.
Daxing International Airport
China's two state-owned airlines, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines, will be the first Chinese airlines operating at the new airport. According to Global Times, seven domestic airlines are expected to begin operating at the new airport on the opening day of September 25. Photo: AFP.
Daxing International Airport
The first flight, China Southern Airline's A380, took off at 16:23 local time, arriving in Guangdong. Other airlines, including British Airways, Hong Kong Cathay Pacific, and Finland Finnair, have announced routes to Daxing. Photo: ChinaDaily.

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