An Air China plane takes off from Beijing Daxing International Airport. (PHOTO BY ZOU HONG / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)
Beijing Daxing International Airport will resume international flights beginning Jan 17, according to the airport.
From then, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Capital Airlines and Himalaya Airlines will resume flights to locales including Hong Kong, Kathmandu in Nepal, Male in Maldives and Bangkok.
Measures to facilitate international flights were carried out at the airport on Tuesday
International transfers at the airport will also resume, with the adoption of a 144-hour visa-free policy for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
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More international flights to destinations in Europe, North America, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand are planned, the airport said.
Measures to facilitate international flights were carried out at the airport on Tuesday.
Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the airport had suspended international flights since March 14, 2020. All international flights to and from the capital were handled by Beijing Capital International Airport.
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The Daxing airport opened in September 2019 to relieve the flight pressure at from the capital airport.