The World’s Most Expensive Airport Is Opening In Beijing

Take a glance into the world’s largest and most expensive airport ever – the Beijing new airport is opening September 30, 2019.

The capital’s second international airport is a masterpiece in design, costing a huge $12 billion USD. While Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US is currently the busiest airport, Beijing’s new arrival is going to surpass it.

Beijing Daxing International Airport, to give it its full name, is a project by the late Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid.

Even from the outside, the Beijing new airport looks instantly impressive…

The airport looks like a starfish from above and will have seven runways in total.

Beijing New Airport

Airport Runway

While the terminals inside are absolutely beautiful

Clean, bright design mixes Chinese traditions with modern architecture. This is one airport you really won’t mind being delayed in…

Inside of Airport Terminal

It takes less than eight minutes to walk from the security check to the farthest gates

The entire airport aims to keep walking to a minimum, with the farthest gate just 600 metres from security.

Beijing Daxing International Airport will also have a 100% rainwater collection and solar farm to harvest energy.

Beijing Daxing International Airport

Two underground floors will connect the airport with the rest of the region through high-speed train, intercity rail links and subways.  So you can easily visit anywhere in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei.

The airport took just five years to build – an impressive feat. However, 20,000 people were relocated and 11 villages demolished to make space for it. So, it’s not been a positive development for local people.

Villagers received compensation for the relocation requirements.

The world’s most expensive airport yes, but we’re also calling it the world’s most beautiful. Here’s to a rush of flights to Beijing just to see this!

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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