The aerial photo shows the Beijing Daxing International Airport that is scheduled to start operation soon.
The Beijing Daxing International Airport has opened its doors to global passengers on Sept. 25, 2019.
46 kilometers away from Tian’anmen, traditionally considered the center of Beijing, the new mega airport is seemingly remote.
However, it takes as rapidly as19 minutes to arrive at the airport from downtown Beijing, thanks to a newly constructed subway line that has completed test runs and is able to operate as fast as 160 kilometers per hour.
Apart from the subway line, a “tridimensional” transportation system featuring rail transit, inter-city railways and expressways will be serving the airport.
The system enables passengers to arrive at the airport from Beijing and Xiong’an New Area within half an hour, and those from the key cities of the Beijing-Tianjin-Heibei region, such as Shijiazhuang, Tangshan and Baoding can also reach the airport in less than an hour.
Besides, multiple bus routes will be put into use to facilitate the transportation of the airport, covering major cities around it, including Tianjin, Tangshan and Baoding.
Now, the Beijing Daxing International Airport Expressway, a two-way eight-lane motorway that spans approximately 27 kilometers has been put into operation. It starts from the South Fifth Ring Road of Beijing to the northern perimeter of the Beijing Daxing International Airport. With 86 percent of the expressway built on bridges, the new road will shorten the transportation time from the South Fifth Ring Road to the airport to around 20 minutes.