Beijing Daxing Sees Record 155,000 Passengers

An Air China Airbus A330 in flight.
Photo Credit: N509FZ, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

This week, it has been revealed that China’s Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) has handled a record 155,000 passengers in one day.

This article will cover the details surrounding Beijing Daxing International Airport’s latest milestone and the operations throughout the new airport.

Beijing Daxing Handles 155,000 Passengers in One Day


A China Eastern Airlines 787 approaches to land.
Photo Credit: Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Since the airport’s opening back in September 2019, China’s newest capital airport, Beijing Daxing has had a constant increase of airlines and passengers using the new airport. The airport is located in the Southern part of Beijing, bordering Langfang, Hebei Province.

On August 6, 2023, the airport saw its latest milestone achieved by handling over 155,000 passengers in one day. Not only this but since the start of the summer holidays, Beijing Daxing has averaged handling 880 flights and 127,000 passengers per day.

Between July 3 till July 20, the daily passenger count for the new airport exceeded 120,000 for 18 consecutive days. Since the start of 2023, the airport has operated more than 160,000 flights and more than 22 million passengers.

This spike in flights and passenger numbers per day is helped by the fact that since the start of July alone, the airport has reopened or added more than 10 international and regional air routes to its network.

Travellers going through Daxing will have the choice of flying to Europe, the Middle East, as well as both Southeast and Northeast Asia. This extensive and constantly growing route network also includes three flights per day to and from Seoul in South Korea, two services two and from London in the United Kingdom per day, and one daily service to Singapore, Tokyo in Japan and Doha in Qatar.

The airport is used as a hub for some of China’s largest airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China United Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, and XiamenAir.

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