China’s first-ever airport shuts as $17bn replacement opens its doors

Nanyuan Airport closes on the same day as Beijing’s multibillion-dollar aviation jewel throws open its doors
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Daxing International cost the Chinese government $17 billion and replaces Nanyuan Airport.
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Daxing International cost the Chinese government $17 billion and replaces Nanyuan Airport.

Nanyuan Airport, China’s oldest airport, has ceased to operate just as Beijing opened a new $17 billion replacement.

According to Chinese state media, the last flight from Nanyuan departed on the evening of 25 September.

The airport was almost 110 years old by the time it closed and it will now become an aviation museums, according to reports.

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