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Beijing opens second international airport to manage air traffic

Beijing opens second international airport to manage air traffic
The Siliconreview
20 September, 2019

China is set to open its Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) very soon. They are planning on flying their first commercial flight ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic. This is being done to divert air traffic from their first airport which is facing a lot of issues due to congestion of traffic. The new airport is nicknamed ‘the starfish’ due to its innovative design. The $11.5 billion project was announced in 2014 and has been designed by the renowned designer-ZahaHadid.

The ambitious design has five wings which is connected to a main hall. This has been done to make it more efficient for passengers who will not have to traverse more than a distance of 650 metres in order to get to their gate from the security check point. To make it even more convenient for passengers, top-of-the-line robots are going to be positioned in order to provide information about the airport and flights. 

The new airport is going to be fifty kilometres away from the main city. High-speed rail, inter-city services and downtown-to-airport express trains are all going to have a stop at this integrated transport hub. This mega airport has been designed in such a way so as to amalgamate style along with efficiency.