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Old February 27th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #1101
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can you tell me wich airlines? I didnt see it in the article.
(from 29 Feb onwards)
Shandong Airlines (SC)
Sichuan Airlines (3U)
Qantas (QF)
Qatar Airways (QR)
British Airways (BA)
El Al Israel Airlines (LY)

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Shanghai Airlines (FM)
Scandinavian Airlines (SK)
Austrian Airlines (OS)
Lufthansa (LH)
Asiana Airlines (OZ)
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United Airlines (UA)
All Nippon Airways (NH)
Thai (TG)
Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Finnair (AY)
Cathay Pacific (CX)
Japan Airlines (JL)
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Turkish Airlines (TK)
Emirates (EK)
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Old February 27th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #1102
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Ninety shops, 64 restaurants, and fronted in Imperial Red: Welcome to Beijing's new Olympics airport terminal

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Beijing opens the doors this week to its latest Olympic creation - a massive glass-and-steel airport terminal with a gently sloping roof that will welcome visitors to the Summer Games.

Fronted by pillars of deep imperial red, Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport boasts polished floors and a high ceiling dotted with triangular skylights.

The huge, airy interior will have 64 Western and Chinese restaurants, 90 retail shops, and a state-of-the-art-baggage handling system. A high-speed commuter train will whisk passengers into the city, while the runway is capable of handling Airbus' huge A380 superjumbo.

The terminal is a centrepiece project for the Olympics designed to relieve the overloaded airport's other two terminals and accommodate expected rapid growth in the number of visitors to Beijing.

A worker cleans the high-speed rail terminal at Beijing's new Terminal 3


The terminal is "a safe and efficient non-competition venue for the much anticipated Beijing Olympics Games," said Dong Zhiyi, deputy general manager of the Capital Airport Holding Co.

"It is the pride of the Chinese nation," Dong told reporters today.

Six international and domestic airlines will begin operating in the terminal Friday, while others will switch over from the other two terminals in March. The Olympics start August 8.

Today, the sound of hammering and the buzz of electric saws could be heard as workers rushed to put finishing touches on shops and other facilities. Glass windows and doors were polished, shelves were stocked and plastic covers were torn off chairs behind check-in counters. Electricians worked on last-minute wiring as signs with airline logos lay on the sidewalk.

Designed by British architect Norman Foster, the building attempts to combine traditional architectural elements with up-to-date technology. Its red columns and matte gold roof are meant to evoke Beijing's imperial palaces and temples. Dong said it took just under four years to build the terminal, its runway and most of the related infrastructure, a compressed timetable to ensure it was ready for the Olympics.

The floor space of the terminal and ground transportation centre covers 1.3 million square meters (14 million square feet).

The Games are a source of great pride to the Chinese, and Beijing has been turned into a massive construction site over the last seven years as it undergoes a US$40 billion (£20 billion) makeover.

China's capital desperately needed a new terminal even without the Olympics, with double-digit economic growth rapidly outpacing infrastructure expansion plans. Dong said he expects the whole airport to receive 64 million visitors this year. That is up from 50 million last year and 20 million in 2000.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #1103
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Damn, what an impressive airport...
anyone got more pictures with a higher solution?
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Old February 27th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #1104
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wash work... glass clean next glass dirty??
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Old February 27th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #1105
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That's one magnificent airport! It's so beautiful and artful inside. Cannot wait to see it in person.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #1106
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do you go underground to get to the other parts of the terminal
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Old February 28th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #1107
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so small!!! (in an ironic way)
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Old February 28th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #1108
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wonderful!
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Old February 28th, 2008, 03:21 AM   #1109
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OMG, it's huge!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #1110
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Does anybody know the passenger-capacity of that terminal?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #1111
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Beijing Capital Airport T3 opens today (Feb 29 2008)!!!




2.28 night


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Old February 29th, 2008, 07:40 AM   #1112
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:06 AM   #1113
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Give you a reason to visit the Capital especially during The Olympics
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #1114
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Could the Mod change the thread title to "Beijing Capital Intenational Airport Terminal 3"? It has been "opening soon" for 2.5 years.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #1115
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Opening day pictures. LIVE!

from beijingupdates.com



2.29 8:50am, first flight


first flight from Shandong airlines


T3


Flights are coming


See the aiport crew




continued




2nd airplane landed




First taking off SC1152


T3's first passenger




first pilot


today's first flight SC1152


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Old February 29th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #1116
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Old February 29th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #1117
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Old February 29th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #1118
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now, that all the lights are on, the roof looks much better.

Keep on bringin pics, they are great.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #1119
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Old February 29th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #1120
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WOW! WOW!
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