New Beijing Daxing International Airport will be operational on 30 September 2019: Dr Shahid Qureshi

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Dr Shahid Qureshi, British writer, academic and visiting professor at Lanfang University in the Hebe province in China visited the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport - 7th July 2019.

(By Special Correspondent in Hebe, China): –

On 7th July 2019 British writer and academic Dr Shahid Qureshi, visiting professor at Lanfang University in the Hebe province in China visited the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport. The new airport is located in the Hebe Province of China. He is the first ever foreigner to visit the newly built international airport which is to be fully operational in September 2019. He was briefed about the airport by the director in the briefing room.

Dr Shahid Qureshi, British writer, academic and visiting professor at Lanfang University in the Hebe province in China visited the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport - 7th July 2019.
Dr Shahid Qureshi, British writer, academic and visiting professor at Lanfang University in the Hebe province in China visited the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport – 7th July 2019.

 

The airport is reported to have seven operational runways one will be used by the Chinese Air Force and six for the commercial use.

Dr Shahid Qureshi thanked the director of the airport who accompanied him in the interior sections of the building. Dr Qureshi was told that: ‘internal bridges inside the airport building represents the Belt and Road Projects around the world’. It is actually a replica of the Belt and Road Map in the shape of Bridges’. Dr Qureshi was informed that the new airport will be connected with the Beijing City Center by a 160 miles per hour train. The motor way for the cars is almost finished.

Dr Shahid Qureshi, British writer, academic and visiting professor at Lanfang University in the Hebe province in China visited the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport - 7th July 2019.
Dr Shahid Qureshi, British writer, academic and visiting professor at Lanfang University in the Hebe province in China visited the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport – 7th July 2019.

Earlier on July 19, 2019, Beijing Daxing International Airport saw its first full-scale test run on Friday to assess its operational readiness and fix possible problems.

The test run, which lasted nearly 6 hours, involved more than 6,000 participants. It started at 8:30 a.m., with 1,182 simulated passengers arriving at the departure hall with 1,182 pieces of luggage.

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Ten departure gates, 35 check-in counters, 16 carousels, eight security lines as well as northwest and northeast concourses were put into use during the test run.

The airport, scheduled to be operational before Sept. 30, will see five other major test runs in the coming weeks. There will be a total of 787 tests involving 500 flights, 51,984 simulated passengers and 35,270 pieces of luggage over the six total test runs.

Located 46 km south of downtown Beijing, the airport was designed to take pressure off the overcrowded Beijing Capital International Airport located in a northeastern suburb of the city.

The airport will become a pivotal air traffic hub for international travel to and from China, supporting China’s push to become the world’s largest civil aviation market, which is forecast to take place around the mid-2020s.

It is forecast to see its passenger throughput reach 72 million in 2025, and further increase to 100 million by 2040, when it is likely to surpass Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States to become the world’s largest airport in passenger throughput.

The Beijing Daxing International Airport will generate about 600,000 new jobs in the future, an official said.

Zhang Rui, with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), said that by 2025, the airport will see 72 million passengers with an economic profit of 130 billion yuan (19 billion U.S. dollars). The airport will contribute 900 billion yuan to the regional economy, Zhang said.

The airport project drew an investment of about 120 billion yuan, with the auxiliary projects in its vicinity costing about 330 billion yuan, Zhang added.

Beijing Daxing International Airport will start operation in September. It was built to meet the country’s surging air service demand and relieve the tight flight pressure on Beijing Capital International Airport, whose annual passenger throughput exceeded 100 million in 2018.

China’s civil aviation authorities have been continuously enhancing the support capacity to sustain industry growth. The CAAC is focused on creating safe, green, smart and human-oriented airports.

Dr Shahid Qureshi, British writer, academic and visiting professor at Lanfang University in the Hebe province in China visited the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport - 7th July 2019. Briefing room.
Dr Shahid Qureshi, British writer, academic and visiting professor at Lanfang University in the Hebe province in China visited the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport – 7th July 2019. Briefing room.

The new Beijing Daxing International Airport will offer passengers more convenient and faster check-in and transfer services, China Daily reported.

The star-shaped airport, scheduled to be operational before Sept. 30, will have its domestic and international departure halls stacked vertically, the newspaper quoted French firm ADP Ingenierie, the architectural designer of terminal 1 of the airport, as saying.

Given the terminal’s centralized design, the distance between the central area and the farthest boarding gate will be 600 meters at the maximum, shorter than many other Asian and European terminals, and the speed of baggage reclaim will be faster, the company said.

Jean-Charles Content, lead architect of Asia-Pacific of ADP Ingenierie, said the new airport requires a lot of compact aircraft parking stands and gates, requiring the designer to break with the traditions of designing modular terminals that spread horizontally.

He added that convenience for international and domestic transferring passengers has also been considered.

Located 46 km south of downtown Beijing, it was designed to take the pressure off the overcrowded Beijing Capital International Airport in the northeastern suburb.

Beijing new airport to introduce RFID-tech in baggage tracking

Beijing Daxing International Airport will comprehensively introduce radio frequency identification devices (RFID) in baggage tracking, according to China’s civil aviation authorities.

The adoption of the RFID is among multiple cutting-edge technologies of the Beijing new airport, which is poised to become the country’s first batch of smart airports, said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

The RFID technology in airport baggage tracking could enable air passengers to follow the real-time information of their baggage with electronic devices.

Beijing’s new airport will also set up a comprehensive platform for all of its operations data, which will greatly enhance its operational efficiency with precise information and intelligent decisions.

The adoption of multiple new technologies, such as self-check-in, self-baggage check-in, and facial recognition in security checks will power the Beijing Daxing International Airport to be smarter and more efficient.

Beijing Daxing International Airport will start operation in September. It was built to meet the country’s surging air service demand and relieve the tight flight pressure on Beijing Capital International Airport, whose annual passenger throughput exceeded 100 million in 2018.

China’s civil aviation authorities have been continuously enhancing the support capacity to sustain industry growth. The CAAC is focused on creating safe, green, smart and human-oriented airports.

(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international Presidential election observer for Kazakhstan, 2019, 2016 and 2015 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ also studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University and visiting professor in Hebe University in China)

 

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