Beijing’s New Airport Gets Roof
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.