China’s Plans for Mega Airport
Beijing recently revealed plans to build a mega-airport that is set to the best and the biggest in the country. When it opens in late 2017, the Beijing Daxing International Airport will have space for 130 million passengers a year, that is 23 million more than London’s Heathrow and New York’s JFK airports combined!
It is planned to be 55 square kilometers, which is slightly larger than the island of Bermuda. The airport will feature eight commercial runways and the design aims to limit the distance and time it takes the planes to taxi to and from the gates. Passengers will be able to take a high-speed train that will take them from the airport to Beijing in less than 30 minutes.
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