Beijing prepares for future growth: Second city airport as Beijing Capital becomes world's Number 2

Beijing has confirmed plans to construct a second major airport in the city within the next five years with capacity to handle 60 million passengers p/a. The facility will ease growing pressures on Beijing Capital International Airport, now the world’s second busiest. Combined with ultimate capacity of 85 million at the existing airport, the Chinese capital will have capacity for 145 million passengers p/a upon completion of the second airport - rivalling Dubai's capacity plans.

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