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Sneak Peek at 'Starfish' Shaped Daxing International Airport in Beijing, China

World | Associated Press | September 25, 2019, 4:07 pm
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 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the official opening of the country's new $11 billion mega airport, massive enough to contain 98 football fields. The Daxing International Airport here was formally opened by President Xi on Wednesday morning, the BBC reported. The airport, said to be the world's largest terminal in a single building, spans 700,000 square metres, says state media outlet China Daily. Beijing's existing airport is the world's second-busiest behind Atlanta, according to the Airport Council.<br /><br />Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the launching ceremony for the new Daxing International Airport at its terminal hall ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the official opening of the country's new $11 billion mega airport, massive enough to contain 98 football fields. The Daxing International Airport here was formally opened by President Xi on Wednesday morning, the BBC reported. The airport, said to be the world's largest terminal in a single building, spans 700,000 square metres, says state media outlet China Daily. Beijing's existing airport is the world's second-busiest behind Atlanta, according to the Airport Council.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the launching ceremony for the new Daxing International Airport at its terminal hall ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view is seen of the new Beijing Daxing International Airport. The Chinese capital, Beijing, has opened a second international airport with a terminal billed as the world’s biggest. (Image: AP)

An aerial view is seen of the new Beijing Daxing International Airport. The Chinese capital, Beijing, has opened a second international airport with a terminal billed as the world’s biggest. (Image: AP)

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 The terminal building for the new Beijing Daxing International Airport is seen from above in an aerial view in Beijing. (Image: AP)

The terminal building for the new Beijing Daxing International Airport is seen from above in an aerial view in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Journalists walk at the terminal hall after the launching ceremony for the new Daxing International Airport ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

Journalists walk at the terminal hall after the launching ceremony for the new Daxing International Airport ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

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 The terminal building for the new Beijing Daxing International Airport is seen from above in an aerial view in Beijing. (Image: AP)

The terminal building for the new Beijing Daxing International Airport is seen from above in an aerial view in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 A staff member stands near shops at the terminal hall of the new Daxing International Airport following its launching ceremony ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

A staff member stands near shops at the terminal hall of the new Daxing International Airport following its launching ceremony ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

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 The new Beijing Daxing International Airport is seen from above in an aerial view in Beijing. (Image: AP)

The new Beijing Daxing International Airport is seen from above in an aerial view in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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