Facts and figures about Beijing Daxing International Airport
Updated 21:04, 13-May-2019
By Zhao Hong

‍China's newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport welcomed test flights of planes from four Chinese airlines on Monday.

Located in southern Beijing's Daxing district, the new airport is expected to become north China's air travel hub. It is 46 kilometers from Tiananmen Square, 55 km from the Xiongan New Area and 67 km from Beijing Capital International Airport.

Once completed, the airport will have the capacity to handle 45 million passengers annually by 2021, and 72 million by 2025.

As Beijing's second international airport, Daxing Airport is expected to work with Beijing Capital International Airport to meet the capital's rising demand for air travel and help balance development in Beijing's southern and northern areas.

Timeline of Beijing Daxing International Airport

Daxing Airport is in its last stage of construction and scheduled to complete on June 30 and open on September 30.

May 13 

Beijing Daxing International Airport conducts test flights of four planes.

April 28-30

The airport's four runways and related taxiways pass acceptance inspection.

January 22 - February 24 

Daxing airport's flight inspections are completed, covering four runways, six landing systems, seven lighting facilities and other services.

January 22 

The airport welcomes the first test plane.

September 14, 2018

Beijing Daxing International Airport is approved as the official name of the Beijing new airport.

December 5, 2017 

China Eastern Airlines launches its new Beijing Daxing International Airport base construction and core area project.

October 10, 2017 

China Southern Airlines holds a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Beijing Daxing Airport base.

January 19, 2017

The terminal's major structure is completed.

September 2015

Construction on the airport's terminal starts.

December 26, 2014

Work on the new Beijing airport commences.

(Graphics: Li Wenyi)