British Airways launched flights to the new state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International
Airport on Sunday.
Travellers arriving at Beijing Daxing are set to experience a range of innovations as they travel
through the stunning new terminal building, including facial
recognition and self-service biometrics at security, self-service
check-in kiosks and baggage drop machines, a paperless journey
from check-in to boarding, and real-time baggage tracking.
The terminal building also features numerous
innovations aimed at maximising the use of natural light and
limiting energy consumption. It is powered by photovoltaic solar
panels and has a centralised heating system with waste heat
recovery supported by a ground-source heat pump. It also has a
state-of-the-art rainwater collection and water management system
linked to nearby wetlands, lakes and streams to prevent flooding
and counter the summer 'heat island' effect on the local
Once customers have passed through security,
they will have access to over 300 shops and restaurants and for
those eligible access to two brand-new partner lounges operated by
BCS and the East Pacific Group.
The 700,000m≤ airport was designed in
partnership with British Architecture firm, Zaha Hadid Architects.
Noella Ferns, British Airwaysí Executive Vice
President in Greater China and the Philippines, said, ďBritish
Airways is hugely proud to be the first international airline to
fly into Beijing Daxing. This stunning and innovative new airport
and the world-class customer experience it provides will play an
important part of our strategy to increase travel between China,
the UK and beyond.Ē
British Airways will operate a daily service
between Heathrow and Beijing Daxing, with four cabins: First, Club
World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and
World Traveller (economy).
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