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Beijing's starfish airport lifts city to No. 2 hub after London

Daxing to overtake New York and Tokyo in passengers by 2025

BEIJING -- Beijing's new Daxing International Airport opened to much fanfare on Wednesday, advancing China's effort to create a major air travel hub on the mainland.

Combined with the existing Beijing Capital International Airport, the Chinese capital is expected to be able to service 150 million passengers a year by 2025, an increase of about 50%. That would push it ahead of New York and Tokyo, to make it the world's second-busiest hub after London.

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