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China’s new £9bn Beijing Daxing Airport finishes and covers a million square meters

07/03/2019| 10:51:54 AM|

It features ‘world’s biggest terminal’ that’s the equivalent of 140 football pitches.

China has finished building its £9 billion Beijing mega-airport, which is expected to be operational by the end of September this year.

The star of the new hub is a huge airport terminal, which is said to be the world's biggest single terminal building.

China's state media agency said that the construction for Beijing Daxing International Airport, located around 28.5 miles from central Beijing, completed on June 30, as planned.

The starfish-shaped terminal building has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

It covers a total area of a million square metres according to a recent report by the BBC, although the plans for the building was originally 700,000 square metres.

Arrivals and departures will have two floors each at the terminal, which splits into six arms.

There are heaps of green credentials, including a solar farm, and all of the rain water will be collected.

Technology will also be important for the hub, with facial recognition being used throughout the airport.

Beijing Daxing Airport is expected to be operational from September 30.

Before that happens, there will be 787 tests, of which six are major test runs.

Around 500 flights and expected to take part in these tests, and there will be simulations of 52,000 passenger journeys to iron out any issues.

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