China Southern is planning on moving all of its operations from Beijing Capital International Airport to Beijing Daxing International Airport by March 2021, according to a news report by Flight Global.
The Guangzhou-based airline, which is currently operating 10 per cent of its capacity at the new Daxing airport, said it will move an additional 50 per cent of its flights from Beijing Capital to Beijing Daxing between April 12 and May 2, according to the same news report.
The carrier also said its operations at Daxing, which officially opened in September last year, will make up 40 per cent of total traffic from the airport by May.
Last month, The Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) enforced measures to limit the number of international flights coming in and out of China in an effort to curtail the rise of imported coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the country. Each airline is now only allowed to maintain one route to any specific country with no more than one flight per week.
Following the announcement by the civil aviation regulator, China Southern revamped its international flying schedule between late March and the beginning of May.
The CAAC said a total of 112 international passenger flights have been received with approximately 21,000 inbound passengers, and the daily passenger number has dropped below 3,000 since the announcement.
China Southern operates more than 3,000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world.