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Beijing's new mega airport will challenge Air China's dominance

The new airport has been designated by authorities as the hub for members of the SkyTeam alliance

An artist's rendition of Beijing's new airport terminal 	Source: bloomberg via Zaha Hadid Architects
An artist’s rendition of Beijing’s new airport terminal Source: bloomberg via Zaha Hadid Architects

Like ancient warlords, China’s three biggest airlines have dominated their regional cities: Air China Ltd. controlling Beijing, China Eastern Airlines Corp. holding sway in the financial centre of Shanghai, and China Southern Airlines Co. ruling the roost down in export gateway Guangzhou. Until now.   Rising on a plain south of Beijing is a mega airport that is about to change the balance, bringing all three head to head in the capital as it becomes the world’s biggest aviation hub.   The new airport, due to open in 2019, has been designated by ...