Beijing’s New Air­port Gets Roof

China Pictorial (English) - - Express News -

Oc­to­ber 16, Beijing: A for­eign jour­nal­ist shoots a video of Beijing’s new air­port un­der con­struc­tion. The roof and glass of the main ter­mi­nal build­ing of the new air­port were be­ing in­stalled, and crews hope to seal off the build­ing by the end of this year or soon there­after, ac­cord­ing to Zhu Wenxin, the air­port’s spokesman.

As of the end of Septem­ber, more than 90 per­cent of the earth­work had been com­pleted, and 95 per­cent of sup­port­ing projects, such as bridge foun­da­tions, were fin­ished. “Upon com­ple­tion, it will be Beijing’s sec­ond in­ter­na­tional avi­a­tion hub, serv­ing the cap­i­tal and nearby res­i­dents along with Beijing Cap­i­tal In­ter­na­tional Air­port,” Zhu said.

The new air­port, which broke ground at the end of 2014, is sched­uled to be­gin trial op­er­a­tions in Oc­to­ber 2019. By 2025 it is ex­pected to fa­cil­i­tate 72 mil­lion pas­sen­ger trips, 620,000 de­par­tures and ar­rivals and two mil­lion met­ric tons of cargo and mail an­nu­ally.

By Liu Jin­hai/xin­hua

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