China building mega-sized new airport in Beijing
Beijing’s new 6-pier, radial-shaped airport, which covers an area of 313,000sqm, will have a capacity of 100 million passengers a year and could shift the balance of power in the country’s airline industry.
A new mega-sized airport being built in China could shift the balance of power in the country’s airline industry.
Beijing’s new 6-pier, radial-shaped airport was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. It will cover an area of 313,000sqm.
The new airport will allow China Eastern and China Southern a 40 per cent share of passengers each, which may encourage the two provincial airlines to open lucrative new North American routes, Bloomberg reported.
The new airport is due to open in 2019 and will have a capacity of 100 million passengers a year. Liu Xuesong, general manager of Capital Airports Holding, the operator of Beijing’s existing airport, told Bloomberg that the current Capital International Airport and the new airport together will handle 170 million passengers annually with their seven runways by 2025.
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