北京大兴国际机场今日正式投入运行 Beijing massive new airport to open
An aerial view of the Beijing Daxing International Airport on May 29, 2019. [File Photo: VCG]
Beijing's new mega-airport opens on Wednesday, welcoming its first passengers after five years of construction(建设 jiànshè).
Interior view of the Beijing Daxing International Airport. The new airport is officially open after four years of construction in Beijing on September 25, 2019. [Photo: VCG]
As Beijing's second international airport(机场 jīchǎng), Daxing Airport is expected to work with Beijing Capital International Airport to meet the capital's rising demand(需求 xūqiú) for air travel and help balance(平衡 pínghéng) development(发展 fāzhǎn) in Beijing's southern and northern areas. The new airport is expected to become north China's air travel hub. The airport will have the capacity to handle about 45 million passengers annually by 2021, and 72 million by 2025.
he launching ceremony of Daxing International Airport is held in Daxing District of Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 25, 2019. The airport was put into operation on Wednesday. [Photo: Xinhua/Rao Aimin]
Chinese President Xi Jinping attended(出席 chūxí) the operation ceremony(仪式 yíshì) of the airport on Wednesday morning.
重点词汇 Key word:
正式 <形容词 adj.> formal; regular; official
E.g.Tā xiěle yī fēng zhèngshì de dàoqiàn xìn.
She wrote a formal apology.
Nà jiā gōngsī zhèngshì huí yìngle wǒmen de yāoqiú.
That company official responded to our request.