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Daxing: Inside the world's largest airport

The Beijing Daxing International Airport resembles a massive shining starfish. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT / To go with China-Aviation, Focus by Patrick Baert (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Daxing: Inside the world's largest starfish-shaped airport

The Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX), which opened on 25 September, reportedly cost a whopping $63 billion to construct.

It’s called the ‘starfish’, having been designed to resemble one by the architecture team of Zaha Hadid.

The terminal building covers a massive 700,000 sq meters and can currently handle 45 million passengers a year, with the possibility of handling 100 million passengers a year after expansion. The terminal has solar panels throughout the airport.