British Airways will move all direct flights to and from Heathrow and Beijing to the new state-of-the-art Daxing Airport from 27 October 2019, with flights available on ba.com from today.
With the announcement, British Airways has become the first international airline to confirm it will move all operations to Beijing Daxing, as it drives travel between China and the UK.
The new airport is approximately 50km from both Beijing city centre and the Xiong'an New Area and only 80km from Tianjin. Transport connections to and from Beijing Daxing include four new highways, two new subway lines and a high-speed railway.
Beijing Daxing will open in September 2019, with initially four runways and one terminal. In the future, it will include three more runways and a second terminal, serving 100 million customers each year.
The London to Beijing route will continue as a daily service, operated by a Boeing 787-9 in the winter and a Boeing 777-300 in the summer, with four cabins: First, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy.