Two New Airport MegaHubs Will Lower International Airfares in 2019

Instanbul Airport in Turkey and Daxing Airport in Beijing will both open in 2019 to add huge competition for international airport megahubs. The airports are state-supported and will provide airport competition and extra capacity for a combined 160 million passengers. This should lower airfares. More planes and companies will have space and the effect should be lower prices. It is expected that a London to Sydney flight could be as cheap as $350.

The Instanbul Airport should be fully open in March 2019. The Instanbul airport should be able to support 90 million passengers initially and then ramp up to 200 million passengers per year. The airport cost $12 billion and covers 26 square miles. This is more area than all of Manhattan.

China’s Daxing airport is expected to be open on September 30, 2019. It will serve as a major international hub airport in Northern China. With 4 runways, 268 parking bays, and a 700,000 square meter terminal area, the airport is expected to be the world’s largest airport upon completion. The new airport is also expecting a total of 7 runways in the future in order to accommodate 620,000 flights and 100 million passengers each year.

Daxing Airport will cover 47 square kilometers (18 square miles) and will have a 700,000-square-meter (7.5 million-square-foot) terminal.

China will overtake America as the world’s biggest aviation market by 2022 and will go on to hit a total of 1.5 billion passengers by 2036. China had about 620 million air travel passengers in 2018 and should have almost 700 million passengers in 2019. China should have nearly 150 million international air passengers in 2019.

15 thoughts on “Two New Airport MegaHubs Will Lower International Airfares in 2019”

  1. There is already another massive project under construction in China, which is the “Qingdao Jiaodong Airport” (different from the placemark). It is located near the qingdao bay and might serve as an addition (or replacement) for the smaller nearby operational airport in the near future. Quite a massive complex is coming up there. Construction is yet heavily underway and some time might still pass in until this project is completed. Its first soil/ground (re-)movements could be seen already in 2016 (it began with digging for the later 5-arm terminal which looks like a star plus a main building and pretty similar to the picture above here ), resettlement of people or industry started as well at that time. In 2019 the main structure, runways, infrastructure and the area approaches completion.

  2. Americans are being warned about the dangers of entering China, as they may not be allowed to leave.

  3. Obviously and you are flying an round trip from China or Turkey to Europe
    except that your arrival is after your departure but is an detail.

    Turkey makes perfect sense to counter the tax regime, I thought East Europe but Turkey probably work better as most long range is south.

  4. Another megapoject in central Poland, built- from scratch, will initially have capacity of 40 million passengers per year, and ultimately 100 million passengers.

  5. Why is the Turkish aero space so great ?????
    All the help and technology comes from Europe and America. …so don’t kid you selves

  6. Airports themselves are rather agnostic to the air transport tech. They are just assuming that there will be air travel of some sort.

    A future with greatly reduced international air transport per se is probably a much scarier future with more oppressive governments, less international cooperation and much more Xenophobia and likelihood of major wars.

  7. So… not to point out the tûrd in the punchbowl, but doesn’t this kind of imply that air travel is going to increase substantially in turn? And from that CO₂ emissions from planes, high in the atmosphere will increase. Along with stratospheric H₂O vapor emission?

    Just saying, we were worried about global warming.
    You know?


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