Beijing Daxing Airport to resume int'l passenger flights
Beijing Daxing International Airport will resume the operation of international passenger flights starting on January 17.
International flights had been suspended at the airport since March 14, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All international flights from Daxing airport had been diverted to the Beijing Capital International Airport.
China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines and Himalaya Airlines are among the first carriers to resume international flights to and from Daxing airport. China Southern Airlines will run three flights per week to Hong Kong, while Himalaya Airlines will run one flight per week to Kathmandu.
International transfers at the airport will also be resumed, with the adoption of a 144-hour visa-free policy for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
More international flights to destinations in Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand are planned, according to the airport's management.
The first international flight from Daxing airport took off on October 27, 2019. Before the epidemic, the airport ran services to and from 13 countries and regions.
China has downgraded its management of COVID-19 to Class B and canceled quarantine requirements for inbound travelers from January 8.