Beijing Daxing International Airport, a new aviation hub in the Chinese capital, started international flight operation Sunday, joining the country's expanding airport network to serve outbound and inbound travelers.
During winter and spring, a total of 570,000 passenger trips are expected to be made via 15 overseas flight routes at the airport, which boasts fast customs clearance services thanks to smart technologies.
Airports across China are seeing flights to and from a growing number of overseas destinations, as domestic and international airlines race to tap the booming international aviation market.
China's international aviation market is small compared with some countries, but enjoys fast growth and huge potential, said Zhao Wei, a professor with the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China, at the 2019 China Aviation and Tourism Forum.
The steady expansion of the outbound tourism market and the large number of individuals who are yet to enjoy air travel will drive the sector's rise, Zhao said.
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