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New Beijing airport terminal holds last drill
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Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) on Saturday held its last and largest drill before the trial operation of its newly-built No. 3 terminal in preparation for a passenger surge during the upcoming Olympics.

The trial operation is set for February 29.

More than 8,000 "passengers" participated in the three-hour drill, checking in more than 7,000 pieces of luggage on 146 domestic and international "flights".

Photo taken on Feb. 23, 2008 shows the inside view of the newly-built No. 3 terminal of Beijing Capital International Airport in a drill before its trial operation set for Feb. 29, 2008. [Asianewsphoto]

The main purpose of the drill was to test procedures of departure, arrival and transfer, as well as VIP security maintenance, organizers said.

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