Beijing Daxing Airport is Open

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CHINA: China's new mega airport Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) has officially opened for operations. The airport is located is expected to serve the needs of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei areas. With a 46km-distance from Tiananmen Square, a 67km-distance from Beijing International Airport and a 26km-distance from Langfang City Center, Daxing Airport aims to become the main airport hub of the region.

The fastest way to travel to and from the airport is the New Daxing Airport Express Line. Travelling up to 160km/h, the trains reach Caoqiao Station in 19 minutes, costing 35 RMB (4.4€ / 4.8$). In the near future, the transit Line 20 (Line R4) will also be added to the existing network. The Beijing–Xiong’an intercity railway links Daxing airport to Beijing West Railway Station. The travel time is about 20-35 minutes, depending on the disembarking point.

Daxing Airport Express Line started trial operations on 26 September 2019. Passengers will be able to use the in-town check-in facilities at the City Terminal at Caoqiao station.

Initially serving 45 million passengers per year, Beijin Daxing will accommodate 72 million travellers by 2025 and is planned for further expansion to serve up to 100 million passengers and 4 million tonnes of cargo annually.

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