Beijing completed test flights for the new airport

13/05/2019

 

Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and China Southern Airlines have tested the hub

 

The new Beijing airport is completing its preparation phase. Today, in fact, the Chinese hub has been the test site for four passenger aircraft, which have completed a series of test flights.

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines sent the respected flagships Boeing 747-8, Airbus 350-900 and A380. Meanwhile, Xiamen Airlines has opted for a Boeing 787-9 to take part in test flights.

 

The Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787-9 has completed the last of the four flights

 

The first flight was made by China Southern Airlines A380 at 9 am from Beijing Capital International Airport in the northeastern part of the city. At 9:30 the plane landed without problems on the western runway of Beijing Daxing International Airport.

The Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787-9 finished the last of the four flights, touching the new airport at around 9:46 am.

 

The new airport is located at the intersection of Daxing district in Beijing and Langfang

 

Beijing Daxing International Airport is expected to be completed on June 30 and opened on September 30, with the aim of meeting the growing demands of the country’s air service and alleviating the pressure of flights at Beijing International Airport.

The new airport, located at the intersection of Daxing district in Beijing and Langfang (a city in neighboring Hebei province) is expected to handle 45 million passengers a year by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.

 

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