On Wednesday, the largest airport in the world was opened in Beijing – China. In fact, it is located 46 kilometers from Beijing, covering an area of 700,000 square meters, generating costs of 15 billion dollars.
It will be called Daxing International Airport and will operate at a maximum capacity from 2025, running a number of 72 million passengers per year, a world record number for any functional airport so far, for a single terminal.
The newest infrastructure, modern indeed, intends to take over the massive traffic from the current Beijing International Airport. It is currently ranked 2nd in the world after Atlanta Airport in the US.
According to studies and the Air Transport Association, China will become the world’s first air market in 2020, thus surpassing the United States.
With the related surface and the traffic expected to be by 2025 on a single terminal, Daxing International Airport will take over the title of the largest airport terminal in the world.
The works started in 2014 and over 40 thousand workers are working to complete the construction. Unlike the classic airports, it is entirely at the height, because below it is the subway and a train station. With these means of transport it would follow that the passengers reach the city center in just 20 minutes.
The new airport was designed by the Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016, and the engineering branch of Paris Airports (ADP).