Beijing’s new airport to open on 30 September

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said that Beijing’s new state-of-the-art gateway will be named Beijing Daxing International Airport and it also confirmed that it will open 30 September, 2019.

Beijing Daxing International will open with an initial capacity of 45 million passengers a year, which compares to the capacity-stretched Beijing Capital International Airport’s capacity of 85 million, but last year handled more than 95 million passengers.

When Phase 1 is complete in 2025, Beijing Daxing should be able to handle 70 million passengers, 2 million tonnes of freight and 620,000 take-offs and landings a year.