Free Search (4496 videos)
Beijing's starfish airport
Captions and subtitles are available (automatically generated by YouTube) -
select your language using the YouTube player controls.
A non-YouTube version is available using the 'download' and 'source' buttons below.
- Title Beijing's starfish airport
- Released: 26/09/2019
- Length 00:00:46
- Language English
- Footage Type Animation
- Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016-19), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Daxing International Airport in Beijing, China, said to have the world’s largest single-building terminal, opened yesterday 25 September in a ceremony attended by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping.
Beijing is already served by two airports: Beijing Capital International Airport is visible northeast of the city centre, while Beijing Nanyuan Airport, China's oldest, will soon cease public operations.
In this animation containing Copernicus Sentinel-2 images from 2016 to 2019, the fast-paced construction of the huge Daxing International Airport can be seen.
Designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid, the starfish-shaped terminal is expected to handle more than 70 million passengers annually by the year 2025. Daxing is predicted to soon become the world’s busiest airport.
Thank you for rating!
You have already rated this page, you can only rate it once!