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At 16:23 on September 25, seven large passenger aircraft from seven domestic airlines took off from Beijing Daxing International Airport and traveled to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Yan'an, Hangzhou, Fuzhou and Xiamen respectively, marking Beijing Daxing International officially open to navigation.
Beijing Daxing International Airport has only 1 terminal – Terminal 1 which has 4 floors. The first floor serves for international arrival; the second floor serves for domestic arrival; the third floor is for domestic departure; the fourth floor serves for international departures. There are 82 boarding gates, but it takes less than 8 minutes for passengers to get to each boarding gate by walking from the departure hall.
There are two main reasons for Beijing to construct the new airport:
1) Beijing is in the desperate need of a second global gateway to share the exceeding capacity of Beijing Capital International Airport and meet the increasing demands of both domestic and international flights to/off Beijing. Beijing Capital International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world, handled more than 100 million passengers in 2018, though its designed annual capacity is 83 million passengers. When Daxing Airport is fully opened, it will initially accommodate at least 100 million passengers and four million tons of cargo a year when fully opened.
2) The opening of Daxing International Airport is benifial to build a promising “air transport-related economic zone” to develop economies of Beijing, Hebei and Tianjin, one of the most populated areas in China.
Aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport
Inside Beijing Daxing International Airport
|September 25, 2019||At 16:23 on September 25, seven large passenger aircrafts took off from Beijing Daxing International Airport and traveled to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Yan'an, Hangzhou, Fuzhou and Xiamen respectively, marking the airport is officially open.|
|June 30, 2019||Construction work completed on China's new Beijing Daxing International Airport|
|May 13, 2019||Planes from four Chinese airlines landed safely at the newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport during a formal flight test trial on Monday.|
|Apr 28-30, 2019||Runways and related taxiways passed acceptance inspection.|
|Jan 22 - Feb 24 , 2019||flight inspection (four runways, six landing systems, seven lighting facilities and other services) finished|
|Jan 22 , 2019||flight inspection and landing test started|
|Sept 14, 2018||Airport’s official name - Beijing Daxing International Airport was confirmed|
|Dec 5, 2017||China Eastern Airlines announced Beijing Daxing Airport as its base|
|Oct 10, 2017||China Southern Airlines announced Beijing Daxing Airport as its base|
|Jan 19, 2017||Construction of terminals finished|
|Sept, 2015||Construction of terminals started.|
|Dec, 2014||Airport construction started|
|Nov, 2014||Airport construction approved by National Development and Reform Commission|
Beijing Daxing International Airport is located at the junction of Daxing District of Beijing and Langfang City of Hebei Province, about 50 kilometers south of Tian'anmen Square/Forbidden City, 28 kilometers west of downtown Langfang City, 80 kilometers northeast of Beijing Xiong'an New District, and 90 kilometers from the existing Beijing Capital International Airport, 138 kilometers south of Mutianyu Great Wall.
Beijing Daxing International Airport Location Map
A fully connecting transportation network consisting of highway, high-speed railway and subway will support the operation of Daxing International Airport. The highway projects have amost finished, while the high-speed rails and subways are still under construction.
Daxing International Airport is the second stop of Beijing-Xiong’an Intercity Railway which is still under construction. This high-speed railway starts from Beijing West Railway Station, goes southward to Daxing International Airport with a scheduled speed of 250km/h, and keeps running to Xiong’an via Bazhou City. It takes only about 20mins from Beijing West Railway Station to the new airport. The section from Beijing West Railway Station to the new airport is supposed to put into run in September, 2019.
Another Intercity High-speed Rail is also under construction, Intercity Railway Connector which connects the new airport with Langfang in Hebei, Tongzhou and Capital International Airport in Beijing. It will be put into use in 2022.
There will be three subways available for passengers to transfer to/off Beijing Daxing International Airport: New Airport Line, Line 20 and New Express Train. Currently they are all under construction or test run. The detailed stations and timetables are not released yet.
As the new aviation of northern China, Daxing International Airport is connected by many important high ways.
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