China gets new Daxing International Airport in Beijing
Daxing Airport to be one of the world's busiest
The much-anticipated Daxing International Airport, located 46 kms from the city, is designed to take pressure off the overcrowded Beijing Capital International Airport, one of the busiest in the world.
In pic: A China Southern Airlines passenger jet taxies near the terminal of the new Beijing Daxing International Airport after the first test flight.
Cost of building
China conducted test flights of passenger planes at its new USD 11.5 billion airport in Beijing.
In pic: Passenger jets park near the control tower during test flight at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport.
The new airport will have seven runways and is expected to handle 45 million passengers annually by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.
In pic: Workers watch from the rooftop of the new Beijing Daxing International Airport.
The construction process is set to end by June 30 and the airport is scheduled to take low-visibility flight test in August and go into operation by September 30.
In pic: A passenger jet lands during a test flight at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport.