According to The New York Times, air travel is growing in popularity across the world, and the global aviation system is undergoing projects big and small to keep up. New and expanded airports are needed to meet that demand. Istanbul, for example, has already begun opening its new airport in phases that will eventually be able to accommodate hundreds of millions of travelers a year. When it is completed, it will remain the world’s largest airport.
As reported by The NY Times, Beijing is set to get its own new airport next year, one that will come close to rivaling Istanbul’s in size and ambition. (It was designed by architect Zaha Hadid before she died in 2016.) The key to making both airports manageable for passengers, says Angela Gittens, director general for Airports Council International, is “taking advantage of technology to facilitate how people and goods pass through them.”