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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

moa999 wrote:
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

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.
 
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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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Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:10 pm

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
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
This is a placeholder.
 
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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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Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 am

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
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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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