Beijing Daxing International Airport Was Officially Opened on September 25, 2019

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At 16:23 on September 25, seven large passenger aircraft from seven domestic airlines took off from Beijing Daxing International Airport and traveled to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Yan'an, Hangzhou, Fuzhou and Xiamen respectively, marking Beijing Daxing International officially open to navigation.

Terminals of Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport has only 1 terminal - Terminal 1 which has 4 floors. The first floor serves international arrival; the second floor serves for domestic arrival; the third floor is for domestic departure; the fourth floor serves for international departures. There are 82 boarding gates, but it takes less than 8 minutes for passengers to get to each boarding gate by walking from the departure hall.

Aerial view of Beijing Daxing International Airport

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Why Beijing Need to Construct Another Airport

There are two main reasons for Beijing to construct the new airport:

1) Beijing is in the desperate need of a second global gateway to share the exceeding capacity of Beijing Capital International Airport and meet the increasing demands of both domestic and international flights to/off Beijing. Beijing Capital International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world, handled more than 100 million passengers in 2018, though its designed annual capacity is 83 million passengers. When Daxing Airport is fully opened, it will initially accommodate at least 100 million passengers and four million tons of cargo a year when fully opened.

2) The opening of Daxing International Airport is beneficial to build a promising “air transport-related economic zone” to develop the economies of Beijing, Hebei and Tianjin, one of the most populated areas in China.

Timeline of Beijing Daxing International Airport

September 25, 2019 At 16:23 on September 25, seven large passenger aircrafts took off from Beijing Daxing International Airport and traveled to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Yan'an, Hangzhou, Fuzhou and Xiamen respectively, marking the airport is officially open.
June 30, 2019 Construction work completed on China's new Beijing Daxing International Airport
May 13, 2019 Planes from four Chinese airlines landed safely at the newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport during a formal flight test trial on Monday.
Apr 28-30, 2019 Runways and related taxiways passed acceptance inspection.
Jan 22 - Feb 24 , 2019 flight inspection (four runways, six landing systems, seven lighting facilities and other services) finished
Jan 22 , 2019 flight inspection and landing test started
Sept 14, 2018 Airport’s official name - Beijing Daxing International Airport was confirmed
Dec 5, 2017 China Eastern Airlines announced Beijing Daxing Airport as its base
Oct 10, 2017 China Southern Airlines announced Beijing Daxing Airport as its base
Jan 19, 2017 Construction of terminals finished
Sept, 2015 Construction of terminals started.
Dec, 2014 Airport construction started
Nov, 2014 Airport construction approved by National Development and Reform Commission

Where is Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport is located at the junction of Daxing District of Beijing and Langfang City of Hebei Province, about 50 kilometers south of Tian'anmen Square/Forbidden City, 28 kilometers west of downtown Langfang City, 80 kilometers northeast of Beijing Xiong'an New District, and 90 kilometers from Beijing Capital International Airport, 138 kilometers south of Mutianyu Great Wall.

Beijing Daxing International Airport Location Map

Beijing Daxing International Airport Location Map

Beijing Daxing International Airport to Beijing Downtown

A fully connected transportation network consisting of highways, high-speed railway and subway will support the operation of Daxing International Airport. After you land at Beijing Daxing Airport, you may get to your hotels in downtown Beijing or Beijing’s top attractions. We suggest you use a comfortable private transfer service from a reliable agency like China Discovery. For independent travelers who want to take full advantage of public transportation, it is also available to take a train, bus and taxi, but sometimes you may need to make several transfers.

Private Transfer from China Discovery - Most Recommended

China Discovery provides customized Beijing city tour packages which include tour services as well as airport pick up and other necessary transfers to your hotels and attractions. Whenever you arrive at the airport, our hospitable tour guide and driver will wait for you at the arrival hall, and welcome you with a sign having your names, then escort you to visit Forbidden City or other attractions immediately, or take you to check in your hotel before the tour with an air-conditioning and non-smoking vehicle. After the tour, they will also drop you off at the airport or train station on time. Traveling with our Beijing tour package, all you need to do is to focus on enjoying the fun of exploring Beijing, the greatest city full of cultural and historical wonders.

Beijing Daxing Airport High Speed Train

Daxing International Airport is the second stop of Beijing-Xiong’an Intercity Railway. This high-speed railway starts from Beijing West Railway Station, goes southward to Daxing International Airport with a scheduled speed of 250km/h, and keeps running to Xiong’an via Bazhou City.

Generally, there are 4 daily high speed trains running from Beijing Daxing Airport to Beijing West Railway Station, with a duration of 21 minutes. The earliest train departs at around 07:30 and the last train departs around 17:20. As you reach Beijing West Railway Station, you can easily travel around by metro, taxi or bus. To get to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City (about 8 km away from Beijing West Railway Station), you can take metro Line 7 at Beijing West Railway Station, then transfer to Line 1 (Batong Line) at Military Museum Station and finally walk about 700 meters to Tiananmen Square.

Another Intercity High-speed Rail is also under construction, Intercity Railway Connector which connects the new airport with Langfang in Hebei, Tongzhou and Capital International Airport in Beijing. It will be put into use in 2022.

Beijing Daxing Airport Express

There are 6 local shuttle bus (expres) lines connecting Daxing Airport to Beijing City center, and you can take one bus every 30 minutes during the day time usually.

Bus Line From To First Route Last Route
Line 1 Daxing Airport Beijing Main Railway Station 7:30am11:00pm
Line 2 Daxing Airport Beijing West Railway Station 7:30am 11:00pm
Line 3Daxing AirportBeijing South Railway Station7:30am11:00pm
Line 4Daxing AirportTongzhou7:30am11:00pm
Line 5Daxing AirportFangshan 7:00am11:00pm
Line 6Daxing AirportXuanwu Gate (Night Route)11:30pmUntil the last flight arrival

Beijing Daxing Airport Subway

Currently, only one metro line – Daxing Airport Express Line is available, and it runs from Daxing Airport Station to Caoqiao (on the south third ring of Beijing). Two other lines are under construction.

Beijing Daxing Airport Taxi

Taking a taxi is a great choice if you want to travel by car. There are available taxis 24/7 at the airport and they will drive you to your hotel in Beijing City center in about 1 ~ 1.5 hours. But you need to know that the travel time may increase as well as the final taxi fare if you meet traffic jams.

Flights to/off Beijing Daxing International Airport

Till 2022, there are over 900 flights on 123 different routes from Beijing Daxing Airport, connecting Beijing to over 120 cities in 5 different countries. There are frequent domestic flights from Beijing to Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Harbin, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Changsha, Kunming, Wuhan, Sanya, Xining, Shanghai, etc.

How to Plan a Beijing Tour

As the capital city of China for centuries, Beijing is an international metropolis with numerous historic scenic sites. You can visit the Forbidden City to witness the royal buildings of the ancient China empire, hike on the incredible Great Wall, and wander along the traditional hutongs to experience authentic local life...all of your dreams about Beijing can be tangible in our Beijing tours.

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