TRAVEL New Beijing airport open to international flights

TRAVEL

New Beijing airport open to international flights

Xinhua

22:09, October 27, 2019

BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's brand new Daxing International Airport on Sunday launched international and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan services, and saw nine outbound and six inbound flights on the first day.

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The airport's first outbound flight, CA757 to Bangkok took off at 7:50 a.m. The first inbound flight, BA039 from the United Kingdom landed at the airport at 9:13 a.m.

Beijing customs said it has taken multiple measures to streamline exit and entry procedures to optimize the experience for passengers.

The airport opened to flights on Sept. 25. Located 46 km south of downtown Beijing, the new aviation hub is shaped like a phoenix spreading its wings. Its passenger and cargo throughput are expected to reach 72 million and 2 million tonnes, respectively, by 2025, with 620,000 takeoffs and landings.

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