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Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:19 am

Some pics related to PKX circulating on Chinese social media SinaWeibo

PKX aerial views
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PKX air traffic control tower
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Trains for Daxing Airport subway line
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8-lane Daxing Airport Expressway linking PKX and downtown Beijing
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:03 pm

Gorgeous!
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:40 pm

Greatly impressed with Chinese construction tbh. Good job
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:30 pm

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Any update on which non-skyteam airlines will be making the move?


HU Group will stay in PEK, as well as CA, and CX & KA too.
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:31 pm

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Greatly impressed with Chinese construction tbh. Good job


while LHR is still planning their 3rd runway, the debate began long before Beijing decided to have a new airport.
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:25 pm

hongkongflyer wrote:
maverick4002 wrote:
Greatly impressed with Chinese construction tbh. Good job


while LHR is still planning their 3rd runway, the debate began long before Beijing decided to have a new airport.

I remember the debate on LHR in 1990. :old:
I was informed by the professor sponsoring my visit that the debate was at least 15 years old then.

Aviation will grow where it can. If that means business dependent on air travel moves, so be it. At first it will be satellite offices, then...

Although discussing London I see more jobs going to Shanghai, so we quickly get off topic.

Aviation is necessary for an improved standard of living. Concentrated hubs are far more effective than lots of little airports. While Beijing would be better served by one day 12 runway airport, it is a large enough city to support 2 airports.

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Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:50 am

Any long haul routes planned or confirmed for China southern and/or China eastern from PKX in the future?
 
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:42 am

Time flies! Just five days to go for Daxing Airport construction completion
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PKX terminal inside views now
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Looking forward to the arrival of PKX opening for commercial flights as soon as possible :D
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:14 pm

The lighting system of PKX terminal was switched on for testing in the run-up to Daxing's construction completion

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:51 pm

Fantastic! Its amazing what can happen with sufficent will. This investment will pay benefits for generations.
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:07 am

Massive congrats to PKX for a great red-letter day! :champagne: :champagne: :D

Beijing Daxing International Airport has successfully completed its construction today June 30th, 2019, 4.5 years after the project began groundbreaking on December 26th, 2014.

Also a big massive thank you to the tens of thousands of ordinary unnamed hard-working Chinese workers involved in this mammoth project to make it a reality and an engineering feat.

Set to open in late September later this year, PKX will become China's largest multimodal transportation hub featuring integrated service of aviation, HSR, inter-city railway, subway, expressway, etc.

In the next 3 months before September 30th, preparations and further testings will be made to get PKX fully ready for commercial operations.

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Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:04 am

PKX will make Beijing's airports to be the No.1 airport system in the world within 15 years, together with PEK.
 
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:23 pm

I visited Daxing Airport with great pleasure and honor not long ago.

I was absolutely stunned at its sweeping scale and gorgeous grandeurs :D

I'd like to share some pics I took there then with my own camera, now that its construction is complete. Enjoy! (Hope you may one day fly to/from Daxing, and take your own pics of this Big Boom Airport)

PKX terminal and the west ATC tower as viewed from the flight zone in the west
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A side view of a finger-pier concourse
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Dual jetbridges
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Close proximity btwn Rwy 17L/35R (aka West Rwy #1 ) and the main terminal
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China Southern's AOC buildings (ideally located opposite to the front of the main terminal) as viewed from the flight zone
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The centerline of Rwy 17L/35R, or West Rwy #1
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West ATC tower up-close
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:59 pm

Looks absolutely fantastic! Difficult decision whether to fly with the old AY A330 to the new PKX or with the new AY A350 to the old PEK (thinking about visiting China for vacation next year).
 
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:33 pm

What is the Daxing final form and when are those pieces coming? I saw something a while back that looked like it would eventually have two midfield terminals and a south end terminal. Then I saw something for only one midfield terminal. What is the capacity of this single terminal?
 
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What is the Daxing final form and when are those pieces coming? I saw something a while back that looked like it would eventually have two midfield terminals and a south end terminal. Then I saw something for only one midfield terminal. What is the capacity of this single terminal?

The first phase include a 700k m^2 terminal and 4 runway, which can handle 45 million passengers per year
It have been planned that another 200k m^2 satellite concourse will be built in 2025 and bring the annual passenger handling capacity up to 72 million.
In the long term, another south terminal with two extra runway will be constructed, bringing the annual passenger handling capacity up to over 100 million
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:49 am

For the sake of retrospect, the 7 finalist competing terminal designs for Daxing Airport back in 2011 are making rounds in Chinese social media now that construction of PKX has been completed.

#1 Foster + Partners, UK
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#2 China Civil Airport Construction Group + Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, PRC
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#3 Shanghai ECADI + Singapore CPG
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#4 US HOK + Netherlands NACO Airport Consultancy and Engineering
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#5 ADP Ingénierie, France
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#6 Zaha Hadid + Partners, UK
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#7 ARUP Group + Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, UK
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Obviously, #7 got praised/ridiculed as the most aesthetically controversial design by Chinese netizens now :o
 
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:56 am

Number 3 looks familiar for some reason
 
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:36 am

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
Number 3 looks familiar for some reason


Yes, looks a lot like new IST.

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Train cars for Daxing Airport Express Line getting transported to where they belong by truck
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Anti-drone equipment deployed at PKX
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First fire drill held at PKX on Jul 9, 2019
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 213536.htm
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Daxing Airport Expressway opened to traffic on Jul 1, 2019
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2019-07-02/do ... 5525.shtml
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am

Zoedyn wrote:
Obviously, #7 got praised/ridiculed as the most aesthetically controversial design by Chinese netizens now :o

#7 looks extremely impractical.
The check-in areas in the center star would be relatively small and/or dispersed, and the tips of the star would severly lack waiting areas. Having 5 equally spaced "arms" would make for a poor utilisation of the available room.
 
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:02 pm

https://m.weibo.cn/1659756840/4397621491406303

Per SinaAviation, Daxing Airport is scheduled to officially kickstart commercial operations on Sep 15, 2019, with CN3 each launching an inaugural flight, two weeks earlier than the previously widely-reported inaugural date of Sep 30

Separately:
Beijing's new mega airport enlists Dubai's Emaar for $11 billion project
 
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:42 am

Ticket fares scheme for Daxing Airport Rail Line has been released for public comment.

Per which a single trip btwn PKX and downtown Beijing (with stops at either Caoqiao Station on the southern section of 3rd Ring Rd or prospective Lize Financial Business District) would cost ¥35/US $5.

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:00 am

Retail outlets and shops are getting ready for Daxing opening. Any brands you particularly like? :D

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:37 am

luckin coffee needs a second glance.
(Wow. From 0 to 3000 stores in under two years
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luckin_Coffee )

mi store is interesting as they try and expand the brand
 
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:58 pm

Has the countdown begun for Sept. 15th (or 30th)?
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Zoedyn wrote:
Ticket fares scheme for Daxing Airport Rail Line has been released for public comment.

Per which a single trip btwn PKX and downtown Beijing (with stops at either Caoqiao Station on the southern section of 3rd Ring Rd or prospective Lize Financial Business District) would cost ¥35/US $5.

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Sorry if I missed this, but what will be the travel time between downtown and PKX?
 
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:20 am

Here is quite an impressive video of the Daxing airport
https://youtu.be/3gaRRCqNZ3c
 
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Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:47 am

KL CEO Peter Elbers said at a media event in Shanghai celebrating the carrier’s 100th anniversary that KL is now applying for Daxing slots for additional Beijing service starting from summer 2020 with 3 to 5 weekly flights.

Thus KL will have split ops at both hubs of BJS like AY and LO (LO has unfortunately postponed its PKX launch date until Jan 2020 due to aircraft issues)

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Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:20 am

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Here is quite an impressive video of the Daxing airport
https://youtu.be/3gaRRCqNZ3c


Thanks for sharing. I didn't see any homeless people.
 
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:09 am

Is there a particular reason that a crosswind runway (11L/29R) was constructed instead of a fourth parallel? PEK doesn't seem to have a crosswind issue with its parallel runways.
 
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Is there a particular reason that a crosswind runway (11L/29R) was constructed instead of a fourth parallel? PEK doesn't seem to have a crosswind issue with its parallel runways.


The main reason is to aviod airspace conflicts with PEK, especially those heading to southeast. Crosswind is not a big issue here, in Beijing and surrounding area, wind direction is fairly steady in most of the time.
 
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Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:54 am

Delta senior management for the Chinese market said on the occasion celebrating its move to the satellite terminal of PVG that DL is ready to transfer ALL its Beijing flights to Daxing Airport next March at the earliest, depending on the transfer progression of its Chinese partner MU and CAAC approval, in a bid for better coordination and cooperation with MU

SinaWeibo
 
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Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:42 pm

British Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines and Himalaya Airlines became the first international carriers to fly into/out of Daxing today Oct 27, with BA Flight #39 being the very first international and intercontinental flight for PKX. Big congrats :champagne:

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Video link https://m.weibo.cn/1889702180/4431945607923731 for a look at Juneyao Air's inaugural SHA-PKX flight landing at the airport this morning
 
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Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:55 pm

Zoedyn wrote:
Delta senior management for the Chinese market said on the occasion celebrating its move to the satellite terminal of PVG that DL is ready to transfer ALL its Beijing flights to Daxing Airport next March at the earliest, depending on the transfer progression of its Chinese partner MU and CAAC approval, in a bid for better coordination and cooperation with MU

SinaWeibo

I consider Delta a great indicator of airport viability. What ground transportation is being finished later? It is also notice to MU to improve the partnering or DL will find their own partner, or even go Solo.

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Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:55 pm

Sam Chui's video on Beijing Daxing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBmr4pvivjs
 
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