World's biggest airport to open in Beijing

China is set to be home to the world’s largest airport, with the ability to accommodate 130 million passengers a year, it has been announced. This is 23 million more people than New York JFK and London Heathrow combined.
NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants), one of the world’s leading independent airport consultancy firms, revealed in its design for the Beijing International Airport that there will be eight runways in operation across 55 square kilometres of land.
Due to open in 2017, the airport has been designed with sustainability in mind, with the layout of runways, taxiways and aprons positioned in such a way as to keep distances travelled at a minimum.
For example, by reducing the distance travelled by planes to and from departure gates, less fuel is burned and fewer CO2 emissions are released.
This development reflects the growing importance of the aviation industry in China, as well as the fact that more and more people are moving overseas and conducting business in the Far East.
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