The Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has officially opened, providing travelers with a new way to see the world’s largest panda habitat. Sichuan Airlines’ first flight, scheduled for Beijing, took off at 11:10 a.m. on June 27, 2021. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, has become the country’s third city with two international airports, after Shanghai and Beijing. The China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, China Airport Construction Group Corporation, and ADP Ingenierie, a French architectural firm, collaborated on the new Chengdu Tianfu International Airport.The vast aviation hub’s first phase, which may cost around 70 billion Chinese yuan ($10.8 billion), will be able to accommodate up to 60 million people each year, greatly increasing access to the country’s southwest region. Phase one, which took five years to create, includes advanced technology such as face recognition software, self-check-in booths, smart security systems, self-boarding gates, and artificial intelligence robot attendants. Three runways and two terminals, with a total area of 710,000 square meters, are in use.