According to Xinhua, the new airport will start test operation come October 2019. With Beijing Capital International Airport being over-crowded, the new airport, located 46 km south of downtown Beijing, is expected to take some pressure off it.
The construction of the airport began in December 2014 and is being built at an estimated cost of 80 billion yuan (12.3 billion US dollars), reports CGTN. It is touted to be among the world's largest airports.
Spread over 313,000 square meters, the airport terminal buildings will have four runways and will be able to accommodate 620,000 flights every year along with up to 100 million passengers and 4 million tonnes of cargo, reports Xinhua.
Beijing's new international airport to start test operation in October 2019. It will be able to handle up to 100 million passengers and 4 million tonnes of cargo annually https://t.co/7GdhV6TM7Ypic.twitter.com/COlu0qfazz- China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 18, 2018
Beijing's new international airport in southern Daxing District roofed pic.twitter.com/06RQiTjyPX- CCTV (@CCTV) January 19, 2018
"It was like a dream but now look like is no longer a dream anymore," says one Twitter user about the construction. "It looks like a device for playing with lights and predict de future," says another.
Several others have used words like 'awesome' and 'amazing' to describe the creation.
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