Beijing new airport due to open September next year
Beijing's new international airport, expected to be the world's largest, is scheduled to open on September 30, 2019, according to the latest plans released for the massive infrastructure project.
An aerial photo taken in January, 2018 shows the new Beijing Daxing International Airport under construction. [Photo: people.cn]
The People's Daily reports that a detailed timeline for the project was released on Friday. Construction of the airport, its auxiliary facilities, and the airport expressway are all due to be completed in June next year.
The airport will include a station for a high-speed train to Xiong'an New Area in neighboring Hebei Province. It will also incorporate a subway station for a new airport express line.
The airport, located 46 kilometers south of downtown Beijing, is designed to take pressure off the overcrowded Beijing Capital International Airport in city's northeast.