[photopress:air_terminal_3.jpg,full,alignright]Representatives of foreign airlines have agreed to make every effort to ensure that visitors to the Beijing Olympics enjoy the smoothest possible arrival in the Chinese capital.
Li Jiangmin, director of the Department of International Affairs & Cooperation under the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC), speaking to some 110 representatives from 58 overseas passenger airline carriers, said, ‘Thousands of athletes, journalists and visitors will begin their Olympics journey by getting on board your and our airlines.’ This after guiding them through the just-finished Terminal Three, which greatly increases the airport’s handling capacity.
The foreign airlines have each agreed to select a chief representative as ‘first person responsible for the Olympic project in China and whould have a special envoy for the Olympics in the company.’
The airport will see some 1,400 flights arrive and depart every day when the Games begin next August.
At the moment, before the airport’s new Terminal Three becomes operational, the airport is on a ‘slim flight plan’, cutting some 100 domestic flights to ensure flight safety and ease congestion. It aims to handle 1,000 flights a day by October. The new red-roofed terminal is set to open on a trial basis next February.