Build in 47 square km with 52 thousand tonnes of steel and 1.6 million cubic meters of concrete were used to build this airport. It is estimated that 45 million people will travel by air in the beginning. The airport will then serve 100 million people annually.
There are already two airports in Beijing. The newly constructed Beijing Daxing Airport is third. It is located about 67 km south of the capital city.
This airport is likely to reduce pressure on the current airport. The current airport is in the second position in the world in terms of footfalls. Its second terminal was opened in 2008 at the time of Beijing Olympics.