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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:23 AM   #1661
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So do we already know who the architect of the Terminals of the new Beijing airport will be?

Construction start will be this year, right?
Both are not finalized yet. It should be coming soon.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 09:41 AM   #1662
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Hong Kong media is reporting this afternoon Beijing's 2nd airport is expected to open in 2018, with an initial capacity of 45 million passengers a year. The cost is estimated at 70 billion yuan (about 10 billion USD).

北京新機場預計2018年落成
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【on.cc 東方互動 專訊】北京新機場建設指揮部朱文欣,日前在中國機場發展與擴建國際論壇上表示,北京新機場總投資額為700多億元,有望2018年落成並投入使用。據悉,新機場首期規劃旅客吞吐量為每年4500萬人次,而新機場新址預定在永定河北岸,榆垡、禮賢和廊坊廣陽區之間。
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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #1663
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Now it looks like it's official, Air China will start a new direct flight from Beijing to Houston this July.

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Air China Continues Expansion in North America with New Nonstop Houston-Beijing Service

HOUSTON (January 15, 2013)—Dr. Zhihang Chi, Air China’s Vice President and General Manager for North America, announced Air China’s new nonstop service between Houston and Beijing, pending government approval, in a joint press conference with the Houston Airport System today.

“With its vibrant business communities and fast-growing diverse population, Houston is a perfect choice for an additional gateway for Air China. It offers the most convenient connections to China and beyond for our passengers from Texas and other neighboring states,” Dr. Chi stated.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker welcomed the news.

“Houston is honored to be the newest global gateway for Air China as our international growth depends on strong relationships worldwide,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “This new direct route to China will ensure our success in growing the Texas regional economy and strengthen the global ties to our trade partners in China.”

Consul General Erwen Xu also applauded Air China’s new flight to Houston. Madame Xu, China’s 12th Consul General in Houston, said at the press conference, “Houston has always played an important role in China-U.S. relations. In 1979, Houston was one of the stops of China’s late leader Deng Xiaoping’s historic visit to the U.S. In the same year, it became the host city of China’s very first Consulate General in the U.S. The nonstop flight between Houston and Beijing, as dreamed by many people for many years, will not only shorten the distance between Houston and China, but also help expand future cooperation between the southern part of the U.S. and China, and help foster stronger ties between our two great countries.”

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Old January 16th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #1664
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Hong Kong media is reporting this afternoon Beijing's 2nd airport is expected to open in 2018, with an initial capacity of 45 million passengers a year. The cost is estimated at 70 billion yuan (about 10 billion USD).

北京新機場預計2018年落成
[15:59] 2013/01/14

【on.cc 東方互動 專訊】北京新機場建設指揮部朱文欣,日前在中國機場發展與擴建國際論壇上表示,北京新機場總投資額為700多億元,有望2018年落成並投入使用。據悉,新機場首期規劃旅客吞吐量為每年4500萬人次,而新機場新址預定在永定河北岸,榆垡、禮賢和廊坊廣陽區之間。
Ridiculous!

They should reduce the building phase sizes to meet demands ASAP.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #1665
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So do we already know who the architect of the Terminals of the new Beijing airport will be?

Construction start will be this year, right?
Construction will start this year but the scale will be limited, this year will mainly focus on land acquisition and preparation. i.e. building apartment complexes for the displaced residents.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #1666
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Now it looks like it's official, Air China will start a new direct flight from Beijing to Houston this July.
This is good news for me. Thanks!
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:53 PM   #1667
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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:42 PM   #1668
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #1669
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US$11 Billion Second Airport for Beijing

The Chinese government has approved the construction of a new airport in Beijing to help the capital city cope with congestion at its main hub.

A news report by the Civil Aviation Administration of China says that construction of the new airport, to be located in Daxing, south of Beijing, is scheduled to start in 2014 and will be completed by 2018.

The plan is for the airport to have six runways, and the capacity to handle 70 million passengers annually by 2025. Once up and running, some flights handled at the nearby military air base Nanyuan airport will be transferred over.

The airport, estimated to cost around $11.3 billion (CNY70 billion), will be managed by state-owned Capital Airports Holding, which also manages Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA).

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Old January 30th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #1670
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The Chinese government has approved the construction of a new airport in Beijing to help the capital city cope with congestion at its main hub.
Awesome. Will it be an airport with an athletics track, or will it be optimised for rectangular field football?
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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #1671
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Old January 31st, 2013, 10:59 AM   #1672
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$11bn and they only get 70m capacity for it??? :O
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Old January 31st, 2013, 07:28 PM   #1673
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There will always be room for growth with that new airport...
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Old February 1st, 2013, 10:01 PM   #1674
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Beautiful airport.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 08:07 PM   #1675
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Smog hinders holiday travel

BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The smog shrouding north and east China has not only aroused health concerns but postponed seasonal family reunions, blocking roads and grounding planes ahead of the country's great homecoming for Chinese New Year.

Sections of more than 20 expressways in the eastern and central provinces of Hebei, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong and Henan were closed for heavy fog on Wednesday morning, according to the Ministry of Transport.

The situation has been much relieved from Tuesday when sections of more than 30 inter-provincial highways in north China were closed with visibility drastically reduced by the fog.

The roads had been reopened by noon on Wednesday.

The fog also grounded planes in the affected regions. Forty-nine flights from Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) were canceled on Tuesday as visibility dropped to below 200 meters before the situation improved in the evening.

As the fog has started to weaken on Wednesday, most flight services have resumed, said a BICA official who declined to be named.

However, the country's rail network had continued to operate normally. The Ministry of Railways projected some 5.25 million trips would be made on Wednesday, with 526 extra trains arranged to cope with surging passenger numbers.

A large proportion of the passengers were made up of college students and migrant workers heading home to celebrate Spring Festival, one of the most important holidays in China, after living away from their hometown for a full year.

The national meteorological authorities has forecast a fresh cold front will sweep most parts of the country's central and eastern regions in the coming three days, lowering temperatures and dispersing heavy fog.

The lingering smoggy weather has stirred arguments over environmental protection in the past month, as the smog was found to contain hazardous lung-penetrating airborne matter.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:19 PM   #1678
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This is the existing Beijing airport, not the proposed Daxing airport. The renderings of the Daxing airport that I have seen show the airport terminal as mostly right angle buildings, not curving like in this picture.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:53 AM   #1679
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Over 100 flights canceled as snow sweeps Beijing

BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- More than 100 flights were canceled on Sunday by Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), the world's second-busiest airport by passenger volume, as snow hit China's capital.

Altogether, 115 flights scheduled to depart from or arrive at the airport on Sunday were canceled as of 7 p.m., including 14 international flights, according to flight status information on BCIA's website.

Some of the cancellations were due to foul weather in other cities, as many parts of China were influenced by a new cold snap.

The airport had mobilized more than 800 workers and 230 automobiles to remove ice and snow from planes, runways and parking aprons as of 3 p.m. on Sunday, a BCIA official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

More than 1,500 planes would have flown around 114,000 passengers from the airport on Sunday as planned originally, the official said.

Light to moderate snow and sleet will fall on northeast and north China from Sunday to Tuesday while heavy rain will sweep central and east China, the China Meteorological Administration has forecasted.

BCIA saw passenger volumes grow 4.2 percent year on year in 2012 to reach 81.8 million people, a number second only to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States.
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