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4 airliners test the new Beijing Daxing International Airport

Four airliners landed today (May 13) at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport during a test of the new facilities.

The new airport is designed to someday become the world’s busiest airport.

Photos from China Southern Airlines. As the first plane of the trial flights, our  Airbus A380 took off from Beijing Capital Airport at 9:03 a.m. and successfully landed at Daxing International Airport half an hour later.

Air China made this announcement with a photo:

May 13 – An Air China  Boeing 747 -8 landed smoothly at Beijing Daxing Int’l Airport, successfully completing its first test flight at the new mega-airport. It’s an important milestone for the airport, which is set to become one of the world’s busiest. PKX , we’re ready for takeoff!

Xiamen Airlines issued this statement and photos on social media:

On May 13, the newly constructed Beijing Daxing International Airport has finished its four verification test flights. Our Boeing 787 United Dream, equipped with our best staff, landed smoothly and safely.

From Wikipedia:

Beijing Daxing International Airport (IATA: PKX; ICAO: ZBAD), located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, is Beijing’s second international airport and is currently under construction.

The name of the airport was announced on September 14, 2018. The terminal building, the second-largest single-building airport terminal after Istanbul Airport, with an area of more than 1,000,000 m2 (11,000,000 sq ft), is expected to be completed on July 15, 2019, and the airport is expected to be open on September 30, 2019.

Upon completion, it will serve as a major international hub airport in Northern China. There will be 4 runways, and approximately 80 aircraft stands, most of which can be configured to handle either one twin-aisle or two single-aisle aircraft. The new airport is expecting a total of 7 runways and another terminal to the south of the current one in the future, in order to accommodate 620,000 flights and 100 million passengers each year.

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Hainan Airlines is coming to Manchester

Hainan Airlines (Haikou and Beijing) announced in Manchester, UK that the airline will be launching a Beijing – Manchester route in June of 2016. The new route will be the first nonstop service between the two cities.

The Beijing – Manchester route will be Hainan Airlines’ sixth international route following the launch of the Chongqing – Rome , Beijing -San Jose, Shanghai – Boston , Shanghai – Seattle and Beijing – Prague routes earlier this year.

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Air China to start Beijing – Kuala Lumpur flights, will also fly to Pakistan

Air China (Beijing) will start Beijing-Kuala Lumpur nonstop service on October 25, 2015.

The flights, CA871/872, are operated four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 16:45 Beijing time and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 23:00 local time. The return flight departs from Kuala Lumpur at 00:20 and arrives in Beijing at 06:45. The flights are to be operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Air China will follow the launch of Beijing-Kuala Lumpur service with the introduction of Beijing-Mumbai, Beijing-Colombo and Beijing- Islamabad-Karachi routes. These new routes to be started will bring the number of destinations in the Asia Pacific region that the carrier serves up to 19.

In other news, Air China will start Beijing-Islamabad-Karachi service on October 26, 2015. The service will make Air China the first Chinese domestic carrier offering an air link between Beijing and Pakistan.

The flights, CA945/6, are operated 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 18:30 Beijing time and arrives in Islamabad at 21:30 local time and in Karachi at 00:50 local time the following day. The return flight departs from Karachi at 02:20 local time and arrives in Beijing at 11:35. The flights are to be operated with Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Eurospot/AirlinersGallery.com. The first 242-ton Airbus A330-343 F-WWYC (msn 1658) for Air China became B-5977 when it was handed over on September 29, 2015. The airliner carries a special “50th A330 for Air China” emblem.

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Air China to arrive in Newark on October 26

Air China (Beijing) will add more flights to its Beijing-New York schedule from October 26, 2015.
The flights to be added four times a week will make Air China the only Chinese carrier serving Newark Airport. Up to now, Air China has been operating two daily flights from Beijing Capital International Airport to JFK Airport.

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Currently, Air China serves 8 destinations in North America, including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, Montreal and Hawaii, offering over 140 flights per week operated with Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 747-8. In addition, Air China also offers healthy seasonal in-flight meals and VIP chauffeured transfers between the airport and downtown for passengers on the China-US flights. Comfortable cabin environment and attentive services guarantee passengers a truly pleasant travel experience.

The flights CA819/820 Beijing-New York (Newark Airport) are operated with Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 09:35 and arrives in Newark Airport at 11:05 local time. The inbound flight departs from New York at 13:25 local time and arrives in Beijing at 14:55 Beijing time the following day.

The flights CA981/982 Beijing-New York (JFK Airport) are operated with Boeing 747-800 on a daily basis. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 13:00 and arrives in JFK Airport at 14:30 local time; the inbound flight departs from New York at 16:50 local time and arrives in Beijing at 18:20 Beijing time the following day. At the same time, flights CA989/ 990 Beijing-New York (JFK Airport) are operated with Boeing 777-300 ER on a daily basis. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 10:00 and arrives in JFK Airport at 11:30 local time; the inbound flight departs from New York at 13:50 local time and arrives in Beijing at 15:40 Beijing time the following day.

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Air China to start nonstop Beijing – Johannesburg service

Air China (Beijing) has announced it will start Beijing – Johannesburg nonstop service on October 29, 2015 , which will be the first air link offered by a Chinese carrier between Mainland China and South Africa and also Air China’s first route to Africa.

The flights, CA867/8, Beijing – Johannesburg are to be operated on Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday (outbound) and on Monday/Wednesday/Friday (inbound). The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 23:15 Beijing time, and arrives in Johannesburg at 7:35 local time on the following day. The inbound flight departs from Johannesburg at 11:50 local time and arrives in Beijing at 7:30 Beijing time. The flights are to be operated with Boeing 777-300 ER, an aircraft type quite popular with the world’s business travelers.

This year, Air China will also start Beijing – Addis Ababa service.

Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-39L ER B-2035 (msn 38674) in the special “Smiling China” color scheme taxies at London (Heathrow).

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Capital Airlines is coming to Copenhagen

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Capital Airlines (Beijing Capital Airlines) (HNA Group) (Beijing) in September will start its first long-haul route with Airbus A330-200s. Starting on September 3, the Chinese carrier will operate two weekly flights to Copenhagen from both Hangzhou and Beijing.

The Airbus A330-200 will be leased from Garuda Indonesia.

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Air China is coming to Newark starting on October 26

Air China (Beijing) will commence the nonstop Beijing – Newark route starting on October 26. The new route will be operated four days a week with Boeing 777-300 ERs per Airline Route.

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Hainan Airlines is coming to Prague

Hainan Airlines (Haikou and Beijing) will start the Beijing – Prague route three days a week beginning on September 23. The new route will operate with Boeing 767-300 aircraft per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-34P ER B-2490 (msn 33047) arrives in Dubai.

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Air China launches the third daily flight from Los Angeles to Beijing

Air China (Beijing) officials and China-bound passengers at Tom Bradley International Terminal welcomed the arrival of the inaugural flight of the airline’s third daily nonstop service from Beijing (flight CA 887) at 9 a.m. PDT yesterday (July 1). China’s national flag carrier is also celebrated the first day of the relocation of its airport operations from Terminal 2 to the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) bigger and newly renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal.

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All of Air China’s three Los Angeles (LAX)-Beijing (PEK) daily nonstop services are operated by the  Boeing 777-300 ER. Air China is the only airline with a nonstop service between these two cities.

Air China offers nonstop services to Beijing from its seven gateways in North America: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington Dulles, Houston, Honolulu and Vancouver. In addition to Los Angeles, Air China is also the only airline with nonstop services to Beijing from New York and Houston. If offers double daily services from New York’s JFK International; daily services from Houston, Vancouver and San Francisco; four times weekly service from Washington Dulles and three times weekly from Honolulu to Beijing.

On September 29, 2015, Air China will launch the three times weekly nonstop service between Beijing and Montreal (Trudeau). It will be the first transpacific direct link between these two cities. The new Montreal service will bring Air China’s number of gateways in North America to a total of eight.

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China Southern introduces the Airbus A380 to Amsterdam

China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou) today (June 20) introduced its 506-seat Airbus A380 on the Beijing – Amsterdam route. The Super Jumbo arrived this morning on its overnight flight from China. China Southern is the first airline to operate the A380 from China to Amsterdam.

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