The Beijing-Daxing Airport, the world's largest single-terminal airport, has been inaugurated in Beijing. Read this information to know more about it.
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World’s largest single-terminal airport opens in Beijing

Beijing / The world’s largest single-terminal airfield became operational Wednesday in China’s capital five days ahead of schedule and four years after construction started in 2015.

Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurated the Beijing-Daxing Airport a week before the country marks 70 years since the People’s Republic of China was founded, on Oct. 1.

The airport has five floors and covers 103 square kilometers (about 40 square miles.)

It is also the first airport to have two floors exclusively dedicated to passenger arrivals – one for domestic flights and one for international flights – and two others for departures.

Foreign airlines operating from the airfield include AeroMexico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Aeroflot, KLM and British Airways – with direct flights to London – as well as major Chinese airlines such as China Eastern and China Southern.

While interacting with the press during a guided tour in March, the project’s general manager, Li Yianhua, explained that the airport’s radio design would allow passengers to reach any gate in six minutes after passing security.

According to its promoters, one of the reasons for the airport’s construction was to decongest the Beijing Capital International Airport, which for the first time crossed the 100-million yearly passenger mark in 2018.

The Chinese authorities expect the new airport to receive 72 million yearly passengers by 2025, a figure they expect will increase to 100 million in the longer term.

Moreover, Daxing is the first airport in the world to have a high-speed underground railway station.

Joint investment in all its areas – terminal, high-speed station, highway and surrounding area – amounted to 400 billion yuan ($59.6 billion.)

This new airport – 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of the capital and 67 kilometers from Beijing Capital International Airport – is expected to be the nerve center of the economic zone made up of Beijing, Tianjin and the northeastern province of Hebei. (September 25, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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un aeropuerto nuevo que se ha construido muy lejos de la capital de China.
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un aeropuerto que se está construyendo en Pekín.
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un aeropuerto que ya se ha inaugurado en Pekín.
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Según el texto, ese aeropuerto... (According to the text, that airport...)
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comenzó a operar ayer.
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se inauguró después del 70 aniversario de la fundación de la República Popular.
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es más pequeño que el Aeropuerto Internacional de Pekín Capital.
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En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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solo operan en ese aeropuerto compañías chinas.
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el diseño del aeropuerto va a permitir llegar a las puertas de embarque en poco tiempo.
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hay una estación de tren por encima de la terminal de Daxing.
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Según el texto... (According to the text...)
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un tren de alta velocidad va a pasar por debajo de esas instalaciones.
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las obras de construcción comenzaron en 2013.
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72 millones de personas pasaron por el aeropuerto Daxing ayer.
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En el vídeo se ve o se dice que... (It's watched or said in the video that...)
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el presidente de China está en un tren.
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no hay ninguna bandera de China en el aeropuerto.
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todos los pasillos del aeropuerto están vacíos.
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Un 'aeródromo' es... (An 'aeródromo' is...)  
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el lugar donde se factura el equipaje.
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el lugar donde despegan y aterrizan los aviones.
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el lugar donde se compra un billete de avión.
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Se 'descongestiona' un aeropuerto para...('Se descongestiona' an airport for...)  
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reducir el número de personas que pasan por él.
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aumentar el número personas que pasan por él. 
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mejorar los servicios de limpieza.
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En una 'estación ferroviaria'... (In an 'estación ferroviaria'...)  
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pasan barcos.
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pasan trenes.
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pasan aviones.
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El 'yuan' es... (The 'yuan' is...)  
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la moneda de Japón.
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un pasaporte.
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la moneda de China.
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Lo contrario de 'debajo' es... (The opposite of 'debajo' is...)      
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lejos.
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encima.
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cerca.
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antes.
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encima.
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posteriormente.
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