Daxing Airport begins first international flights
China has opened its US$63 billion Daxing Airport to international flights as it seeks to diversify its Beijing air services.
Daxing Airport has a total of four runways and the capability to handle 100 million passengers, China’s aim for the new airport.
The first international flight to leave was an Air China flight bound for Bangkok, Thailand, the first transcontinental flight will be with British Airways and go to London.
According to reports, around 50 foreign airlines are expected to move their Beijing flights to Daxing by late 2021.
To give an idea of scale, Daxing Airport, which was designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid, is the size of a whopping 100 football fields.
Henceforth, the airport has the potential to become one of the world’s busiest.