Swiss has announced it will operate its Zurich-Beijing route out of the Chinese capital’s new Daxing Airport from the end of March.

The move will come as Swiss begins its summer schedule, when the A330-operated route moves from five-times weekly to daily.

Flights will depart Zurich late afternoon and arrive at 0900 the following day. They will depart Beijing at 1100 and arrive in Zurich at 1535 the same day.

The flight times should prove more convenient for many travellers, with the service currently departing Zurich at 1230 and arriving at 0515 the following day, and the return departing at 0645 and arriving at 1040.

The huge new airport, designed by Zaha Hadid, opened in September 2019.

British Airways has already switched its Heathrow-Beijing service to Daxing, where it will codeshare with its new joint business partner China Southern on the route.

Delta is set to be the first US carrier to move its operations there in March 2020.