Beijing Daxing International Airport was officially opened to the public on September 26, 2019, with the first commercial flight landing there at 10:12 (UTC+8) that same day. It will serve as a hub for SkyTeam alliance airlines and some Oneworld members, and after nearly five years of construction, the $63 billion structure features a 7.5 million square foot terminal sitting on 18 square miles of land, making it the world’s largest airport. Read more for a video and additional information.
The airport’s first phase is designed with a target of 72 million passengers, 2 million tons of cargo and mail, and 620,000 aircraft movements by 2025, and there are plans to handle up to 100 million passengers in the longer time frame. For those interested, it’s located 29 miles south of Tiananmen Square, 16 miles west of downtown Langfang, and 40 miles south of the older Beijing Capital International Airport.