General Airport Information
The glorious Daxing airport is the second biggest world’s aerodrome and the second Beijing aviation hub along with Beijing Capital Airport (PEK). The giant “starfish” is innovatively designed in order to be completely functional (the walking distance to each gate is no more than 600 meters), ecologically friendly and luxuriously stunning at the same time. Located in Daxing District, in a 46-km distance from Beijing city center, the US $17.47 billion Chinese colossal master plan is here to decongest the overcrowded old Beijing airport and is expected to eventually serve 100 million passengers annually.
Daxing airport is expected to become one of the busiest aviation hubs worldwide. Therefore, the majority of airlines, local and international, have either moved their operation to the new airport or operate at both Beijing airports. In general terms, approximately all the airlines-members of the Skyteam Alliance and China Southern Airlines as well, fly from Daxing Airport whereas Air China is present at Daxing and Beijing Capital airport at the same time. Moreover, a significant number of international airlines have joined Daxing airport.
The airport with the second biggest terminal building in the world has five corridors and a large central area where all the airport’s facilities are located. The airport’s design is so groundbreaking that despite the building’s size, the passengers don’t need more than an 8-minute walk to reach their gate. The arrivals are separated from the departures occupying 2 floors each. In the future, a second terminal building –the South Terminal- is planned to be added to Daxing airport complex.
The hotel options near the new airport are varied. According to the disposable budget, the personal preferences and the journey purpose, you can find luxurious 5-star hotels, cosy motels, low-cost hostels and comfy B&B choices. However, you should always keep in mind that some accommodations don’t accept reservations from non-Chinese citizens.
Facilities and Services
Daxing Airport has the second biggest terminal and is one of the most technologically advanced airports globally. Designed to minimize the waiting lines and all the passenger’s hassle, the new Beijing airport has adopted cutting-edge procedures for traveler’s and luggage checking-in while the airport is designed to operate in the most environmental-friendly way possible. Check out Daxing airport’s facilities and services and optimize the time spent there.