Beijing is in the process of constructing a giant new international airport in the southern Daxing district of the city which when fully completed will be able to deal with 100 million passengers passing through its doors each year.
According to China Daily, construction on the runway started late last year, and construction on the airport’s terminal started in September 2015.
Before 2025, the airport will be able to handle 72 million passengers, 2 million tons of cargo and mail, and have 4 runways, according to a plan approved by government last year.
Located in southern Beijing’s Daxing district, the airport is expected to meet the capital’s rising demand for air travel and help balance development in Beijing’s southern and northern areas.
The airport’s master plan has been designed by airport consulting firm NACO and will feature seven runways, six of which will be used for civilian use and one for military purposes.
A ground transportation centre will provide the airport with public transportation links to high-speed rail, metro, expressways, Beijing Airport Bus routes, local buses and inter-airport transportation system. A new rapid transit line is planned which ferry passengers from Beijing South railway station in 30 minutes.