The newly constructed Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International (PEK) will be available for use by Air China starting in March. The 10.8 million sq. ft. project costs in excess of $3.5B, which is China’s largest investment project for an airport.
It was built in anticipation of the 2008 Olympic Games and includes a 12,467-ft. by 197 ft. runway capable of accommodating the Airbus A380.
Once in Terminal 3, Air China has announced it will launch several advanced systems to speed service and improve luggage management. The new terminal is expected to allow the airport to more than double passenger capacity by 2015; currently, PEK handles about 35 million passengers annually.