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Beijing Daxing International Airport Was Officially Open on September 25, 2019

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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.

Terminals of Beijing Daxing International Airport

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.

Why Beijing Need to Construct Another Airport

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

Aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport

Inside view of Beijing Daxing International Airport

Inside Beijing Daxing International Airport

Timeline of 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

Where is Beijing Daxing International Airport

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

Beijing Daxing International Airport Location Map

Beijing Daxing International Airport Transportations

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.

High Speed Train

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.

Subway

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.

Highway

As the new aviation of northern China, Daxing International Airport is connected by many important high ways.

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