Etihad Airways operates 1st scheduled flight to Beijing Daxing Airport
Etihad Airways recently began its first scheduled flight between Abu Dhabi and Beijing Daxing Airport in March, 2023.
The inaugural flight, operated using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, marked the move of regular flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing Daxing International Airport.
Arik De, chief revenue officer of Etihad Airways, said: “With China’s reopening and the restart of the aviation and tourism industries, we are very glad to see the long overdue move of our scheduled services to Beijing Daxing International Airport, which will further strengthen our commitment to the country’s aviation market development and Chinese travellers.”
“The integrated transportation facilities at Beijing Daxing International Airport will give Etihad Airways access to a huge catchment area around Beijing West Rail Station. We will be working closely with local partners to transfer Etihad’s rich experience in Europe working with intermodal rail service operators to Daxing to allow greater choice at a competitive fare on a single connecting ticket through air-rail modality.”
2023 also marks the 15th anniversary of Etihad Airways’ services in China and its Abu Dhabi-Beijing route.