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Thu, 11 July 2019

British Airways to Move Beijing Flights to New Daxing Airport

All British Airways' direct flights between Heathrow and Beijing, China will move to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport from 27 October 2019.

The new airport, approximately 50km from both Beijing city centre and the Xiong'an New Area and only 80km from Tianjin, has the capacity to house over 300 shops, restaurants and airline lounges.

Transport connections to and from Beijing Daxing include four new highways, two new subway lines and a high-speed railway, which will carry customers 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.

All British Airways' direct flights between Heathrow and Beijing, China will move to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport from 27 October 2019. Click to enlarge.

Customers transferring to other flights will also benefit from its status as the only through check-in airport for foreign airlines in China.

Noella Ferns, British Airways Executive Vice President in Greater China and Philippines, said, We are very excited to be moving to Beijing Daxing. Not only will the new airport offer our customers flying to and from Beijing a world-class experience, with state-of-the-art facilities including an improved lounge for our Club World and First customers; but it will also support our ambition to increase leisure and business travel between China and the UK.

Beijing Daxing, which is due to open in September 2019, will initially house four runways and one terminal building. In the future, it is set to include an additional three runways and a second terminal building, serving 100 million customers each year.

The move will also help British Airways to strengthen and develop its network through its codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines, which will also be based at the new airport.

The London to Beijing route will continue as a daily service, operated by a Boeing 787-9 in the winter and a Boeing 777-300 in the summer, with four cabins: First, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy).

See also: Finnair to Launch Flights to Beijing's New Airport.

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