The World's Largest Airport Will Start Operating This Week
The airport, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, has an area of more than 700,000 square meters
22 Sep 2019
The world's largest airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport, started its first commercial flights this week. When it reaches full capacity, it will be the busiest airport in the world. Construction of the airport was completed last June and the final inspection phase was completed on September 15.
The airport, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, has an area of more than 700,000 square meters. Because the structure of the building is similar to that of a starfish, this airport is nicknamed a starfish or starfish. The airport has separate passenger areas for domestic and international flights.
Despite its large size, the airport is designed to minimize the walking time for passengers to get to their gates. It is expected that passengers will not walk longer than eight minutes to get from the security checkpoint to even the furthest gate.
Beijing Daxing will accommodate more than 100 million passengers per year once it is fully operational. The airport also has high-tech features. Robots will be available at the terminal to provide up-to-date information on flight status and weather. The airport also hopes to become a transportation hub, complete with high-speed trains that will take passengers from the airport to the city center in less than 20 minutes.