The newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport has seen more flights move there from the Beijing Capital International Airport.
China Southern Airlines started Sunday to move another 50 percent of its total flights in Beijing to Daxing airport, meaning 60 percent of its flights between Beijing and other cities will take off or land at the new airport, the airport said.
China Eastern Airlines is also expected to move part of its flights to the airport from April 26.
The Beijing Daxing International Airport opened to flights in September 2019. Located 46 km south of downtown Beijing, the new aviation hub is shaped like a phoenix spreading its wings. Its passenger and cargo throughput is expected to reach 72 million and 2 million tonnes by 2025, with 620,000 takeoffs and landings.
In the mid of March, all international flights to Beijing scheduled to land at the new Daxing International Airport have been redirected to Beijing Capital International Airport due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
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