China starts building massive new Beijing airport

2014-12-26 12:03

Construction on a huge new international passenger airport in Beijing began today, as booming demand for travel to and from China stretches the capacity of existing facilities.

The airport is set to cost 80 billion yuan (about R150 billion) and will be completed in about five years, Xinhua said, adding that it will be able to handle 620 000 flights a year.

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