Daxing airport carries more than 50m passengers in 3 years
Published: Sep 25, 2022 08:58 PM Updated: Sep 25, 2022 08:50 PM
Photo: Courtesy of China Southern Airlines

Photo: Courtesy of China Southern Airlines


Beijing Daxing International Airport, the Chinese capital's second airport in the southern part of the city, has transported more than 50 million passengers since it started operations three years ago, official data showed on Sunday, the third anniversary of its commissioning. 

The airport recorded 51.98 million passenger trips, 444,000 flights landing and taking off, and cargo and mail throughput of 361,000 tons during the three years, the airport said in a release sent to the Global Times on Sunday.

At present, 26 domestic airlines operate in the airport, including China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China, and the airport has opened 266 routes and reached 185 destinations.

Three years ago, just seven domestic airlines completed maiden flights at the grand airport.

Daxing's network has basically achieved full coverage of airports with annual passenger throughputs of 5 million and above.

To woo customers, the airport in April 2021 launched nine routes connecting directly to cities including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Xi’an and Kunming, carrying a total of 3.18 million passengers on 25,500 flights.

China Southern, the largest carrier in Daxing airport, told the Global Times that it served 82 international and domestic vaccine charter flights in the past three years, with international transportation covering 16 countries and regions including Tajikistan, Serbia, North Macedonia, Ukraine, Cambodia and Thailand.

In 2021, more than 100 million doses of vaccines were flew to the world through Daxing airport via China Southern, the carrier said. 

Earlier this month, the airport said that it had resumed international cargo services and a full resumption of flights was expected in 2023, as Chinese cargo carriers, from airlines to express firms, are ramping up efforts to further enhance international cargo business.  

Global Times