Beijing Daxing Airport is the largest single-body terminal in the world. The terminal is shaped like a starfish, boasts 82 independent gate positions, covering a length of 5km and an area of 700,000 square metres. By 2025, the new terminal is expected to handle 72 million passengers a year. By 2040, that number is expected to grow to 100 million.
19 airlines-members of the Skyteam, including China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Capital Airlines, British Airways, Air France, Delta, Korean Air, move their main operations from Beijing Capital Airport(PEK) to Beijing new Daxing Airport(PKX). But China Eastern Airlines still continue to operate its Beijing-Shanghai route at Beijing Capital Airport(PEK), one of the carrier's most profitable routes in China.
The terminal has four levels The first floor and second floor are arrival levels. And the third and fourth floors are departure levels. The unique design of the airport terminal means passengers can arrive at any boarding gate within eight minutes, a distance of 600 metres.
The terminal uses "effective and smart" safety check channels. 5G and New-age technologies like electronic bag tag, face-recognition check-in and self-service luggage to offer travelers a faster and smoother experience. The terminal has over 400 self-service check-in equipments, which means over 80 percent of check-ins will be self-service and require passengers to line up for no more than 10 minutes. Passengers will be able to enjoy a completely paperless boarding experience since the airport uses facial recognition technology in boarding procedures. And its smart security check channels are able to handle 260 passengers per hour, 40 percent faster than using the traditional inspection channel.