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As Beijing prepares to open its anticipated new Daxing Airport (PKX), British Airways has announced it will move its operations from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Daxing (PKX) from 27 October 2019.
- BA39 London Heathrow (LHR) 4:15pm Departure → Beijing Daxing (PKX) 10:25am (+1) Arrival
- BA38 Beijing Daxing (PKX) 12:10pm Departure → London Heathrow (LHR) 3:25pm Arrival
If you are booked on a Beijing Capital BA service from this date, your flight will now arrive and depart from Daxing instead. Be aware of this change if you have any onward connections or ground transportation organised or planned.
The new airport, designed by renown architect Zaha Hadid with its enormous 7.5 million square foot terminal will commence initial operations by the end of September. It will compete with the enormous new Istanbul Airport (IST) as the world’s largest in terms of both size and passenger numbers. Both airports are boasting that when fully complete, they can each handle up to 100 million passengers every year. Daxing’s eight runways can handle hundreds, if not thousands of flights every day.
Beijing Capital (PEK) will remain operational, with Air China, which operates up to a triple daily service between London (LHR) and Beijing (PEK), retaining the majority of its enormous hub operations at PEK. China Southern will move all operations to Daxing later this year.
Many other foreign carriers operating to Beijing are expected to announce moves to Daxing before the end of the year.
Featured photo by Shi Jiamin/VCG via Getty Images.
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