China Opens New Beijing Airport Billed as Biggest Terminal in the World

China opens new £13.5bn mega-airport in Beijing that has ‘the world’s biggest terminal’, four runways and is designed to handle 72million passengers each year

Chinese president Xi Jinping has presided over the inauguration of a second international airport for Beijing with a terminal billed as the world’s biggest.

Beijing Daxing International Airport, built in less than five years for 120 billion yuan (£13.5 billion/$16.8 billion), is designed to handle 72 million passengers a year.

The airline’s first commercial flight, a China Southern Airlines plane bound for the southern province of Guangdong, took off on Wednesday afternoon, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

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