Yesterday, September 25th, saw the grand opening of Beijing’s mega-airport: Daxing International (PKX). For the moment, 7 Chinese airlines are operating out of PKX, with international carriers set to commence flights from October.
We’ve covered widely on Aeronews.ro (videos) and on our social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – yesterday’s opening. As a reminder, the inaugural flight from the new airport was performed by China Southern Airlines with an Airbus A380 to Guangzhou. By spring 2020, flights from Beijing Daxing will cover 112 destinations around the globe. Currently, China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, Capital Airlines, Hebei Airlines and Xiamen Air are operating domestic flights from the new airport, with international carriers set to arrive next month.
The new airport is approximately 50 km from both Beijing city centre and the Xiong’an New Area and only 80 km from Tianjin. Transport connections to and from Beijing Daxing include 4 new highways, 2 new subway lines and a high-speed railway, which will carry passengers to Beijing West Station in under 20 minutes. A new terminal station is set to open in the Lize Business District in the next few years.
Effective October 27th, British Airways will move all its flights from London to Beijing to Daxing (daily flights), becoming the first international airline to confirm it will move all operations to PKX.
BA39 LHR 1615 – 1025+1PKX 789 / daily
BA38 PKX 1210 – 1525 LHR 789 / daily
LOT Polish Airlines
Effective October 28th, LOT Polish Airlines will operate 4 weekly 787 Dreamliner flights from Warsaw to Daxing, in addition to the existing 3 weekly Beijing Capital service.
LO89 WAW 2240 – 1420+1 PKX 788 / Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
LO90 PKX 1600 – 1845 WAW 788 / Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Effective November 3rd, Finnair has scheduled 3 weekly Airbus A330-300 flights from Helsinki to Beijing Daxing. The airline will continue to operate Helsinki – Beijing Capital flights, 7 weekly with A330-300 and A350-900 aircraft.
AY81 HEL 1705 – 0710+1 PKX 333 / Monday, Wednesday, Sunday
AY82 PKX 1110 – 1405 HEL 333 / Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Royal Air Maroc
Effective January 16th 2020, Royal Air Maroc plans to fly 3 weekly with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner between Casablanca and Beijing Daxing.
AT230 CMN 1700 – 1155+1 PKX 789 / Monday, Thursday, Saturday
AT231 PKX 1355 – 1955 CMN 789 / Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Flight schedules via Routes Online