A new airport for Beijing
China will build a brand-new airport for its capital Beijing. The new airport, to be positioned near the Hebei province border, will have a capacity of 72 million passengers per year, and two million tonnes of cargo.
The new airport will cost the equivalent of $14 billion. The decision to start building was made to help alleviate aircraft and passenger congestion levels at the existing Beijing Capital International Airport. Beijing Capital International Airport currently has a capacity of 80 million passengers. Experts forecast that in 2020 142 million air travellers set to arrive in Beijing each year. With a total of 83.7 million passengers, Beijing Capital was by far China's busiest airport in 2013.