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Mon, 28 Oct 2019

British Airways Launches Flights to New Beijing Daxing International Airport

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 microclimate.

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. Click to enlarge.

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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