Beijing new airport conpletes test flight

Added On May 14, 2019

 Beijing Daxing International Airport has completed its first test flight of passenger planes as four aircraft landed safely on the runway.

China Report has more.
China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China and Xiamen Airlines sent their flagship models A380, A350-900, B747-8 and B787-9, respectively, for the test on Monday morning.
The chief pilot of Civil Aviation Administration of China said that the test shows that the new airport has now turned its focus from infrastructure construction to operation preparations.
The test followed the airport's first flight of verification planes on Jan. 22.
The airport is scheduled to take a low-visibility flight test in August and go into operation before the end of September.
Located 46 km south of downtown Beijing, the new airport is expected to handle 45 million passengers annually by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.