An explosion has seen the evacuation of Terminal 3 at Beijing International Airport, with a man in a wheelchair reportedly detonating a device. Photos posted on Weibo show a dark haired man waving a white package above his head before the explosion.
Construction is underway on a new mega-airport in Beijing that will have nine runways to relieve existing pressure on Beijing’s Capital International Airport (BCIA), according to reports.
Beijing Capital International is poised to overtake Heathrow as the world’s second busiest airport. In January and February it handled 10.7 million passengers compared to 9.4 million at Heathrow.
At 9:50 am on November 30, the arrival of Air China flight CA 912 from Stockholm to Beijing Capital Airport took the number of passengers who have travelled through Beijing Airport past 60 million.