New Terminal of the Beijing Capital International Airport

Location: Beijing  
Project name: New Terminal of the Beijing Capital International Airport
Total floor area: 1000 

Called the “gate of the capital city”, the Beijing Capital International Airport is the most important hub airport in China. The foundation was laid for the commencement of the capital airport expansion project in March 2004 in order to adapt to the fierce competition in the international aviation industry, to create a new image of the national gateway, and to meet the needs of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. According to reports, after the completion of the capital airport expansion project, the annual passenger and cargo throughput is 60 million person-times and 1.8 million ton respectively. There are 500,000 flights per year and 17,000 flights per day, namely one flight per minute in average. The Project workers are striving to create a classic in the history of China's airport construction with a scientific, rigorous and aggressive attitude. This new terminal uses a total of 145 Mitsubishi escalators, which are at the angle of 30o. The lifting heights are 3.6, 4.25 and 5.25 meters respectively. SMEC is responsible for the installation and long-term maintenance work.