10 New Airline Routes Approved for China’s new Mega-Airport

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has approved 10 new airline routes from Beijing Daxing International Airport in September and October, and which will fly to cities including Moscow, Busan and Cairo. According to Reuters, five of the routes were proposed by Hainan Airlines unit Beijing-based Capital Airlines, one by China Southern Airlines subsidiary Xiamen Air, and four by China Eastern Airlines.

Beijing Daxing International Airport is due to become operational in September and by 2025 it will have the capacity to handle up to 72 million passengers per annum. The airport will be Beijing’s second international airport and will reduce pressure on Beijing Capital International Airport which is currently handling 100 million passengers per year.

Airlines including China Southern, China Eastern, Capital Airlines and China United Airlines will be relocated to the new airport, while carriers such as Air China Hainan Airlines and Grand China Air will stay at the old facility.

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