All British Airways’ direct flights between
Heathrow and Beijing, China will move to new state-of-the-art
Daxing airport from 27 October 2019.
The new airport, approximately 50km from both
Beijing city centre and the Xiong’an New Area and only 80km from
Tianjin, has the capacity to house over 300 shops, restaurants and airline lounges.
Transport connections to and from Beijing Daxing
include four new highways, two new subway lines and a high-speed
railway, which will carry customers to Beijing West Station in
under 20 minutes. A new terminal station is set to open in the Lize Business District in the next few years.
transferring to other flights will also benefit from its status as
the only through check-in airport for foreign airlines in China.
Noella Ferns, British Airways’ Executive Vice
President in Greater China and Philippines, said, “We are very
excited to be moving to Beijing Daxing. Not only will the new
airport offer our customers flying to and from Beijing a
world-class experience, with state-of-the-art facilities including
an improved lounge for our Club World and First customers; but it
will also support our ambition to increase leisure and business
travel between China and the UK.”
Beijing Daxing, which is due to open in
September 2019, will initially house four runways and one terminal
building. In the future, it is set to include an additional three
runways and a second terminal building, serving 100 million
customers each year.
The move will also help British Airways to
strengthen and develop its network through its codeshare agreement
with China Southern Airlines, which will also be based at the new
The London to Beijing route will continue as a
daily service, operated by a Boeing 787-9 in the winter and a
Boeing 777-300 in the summer, with four cabins: First, Club World
(business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World