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Etihad Airways launches Boeing 787-operated Abu Dhabi-Beijing Daxing route

Etihad Airways Arrived in Beijing Daxing.The Middle East carrier launched its Daxing route on March 28, marking Etihad Airways’ shift of its services from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to other airports Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX).

airline’s Boeing 787-9 Inaugural flight, registration A6-BLO, a Dreamliner that arrived at Etihad in June 2017. Etihad Airways Chief Revenue Officer Arik De noted the airline’s excitement and plans for operating in Daxing:

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“As China reopens and the aviation and tourism industries restart, we are pleased to see our long overdue relocation of our scheduled services to Beijing Daxing International Airport, which will further strengthen our commitment to the development of the national aviation market and Chinese travelers.” The integrated transportation facilities at Beijing Daxing International Airport will allow Etihad Airways to access the extensive passenger flow area around Beijing West Railway Station. We will work closely with our local partners to transfer Etihad’s extensive experience in working with multimodal rail service operators in Europe to Daxing, offering a single connecting ticket via air-rail at a competitive fare More choices. “

According to Flightradar24’s timetable, the airline will fly again to Beijing Daxing as EY888 by April 4, marking a weekly operation in April and then increasing to three flights a week from April 30, take off from there Abu Dhabi Sunday, Tuesday and Friday.

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Etihad will follow the following schedule:

  • EY888, took off from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 21:05, and arrived at Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) at 08:50 the next day. Flight time 6 hours 50 minutes.
  • EY889, took off from Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) at 20:15, and arrived at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 01:10 the next day. Flight time 7 hours 45 minutes.

Etihad 787-9 takes off

Photo: RR Aditya/Shutterstock

The airline will launch its first return service from Beijing Daxing on March 30, returning passengers to its Middle East hub, where passengers can fly from Abu Dhabi to more than 70 destinations, such as the airline’s recently added Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, or Lisbon.

15 years in China

This year marks Etihad Airways’ 15th anniversary in China, and the move to Daxing further strengthens the bilateral relationship with the world’s most populous economy. Mr. Wang Yaqi, general manager of aviation business at Beijing Daxing International Airport, made this comment in the airline’s statement:

“Abu Dhabi Airports signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a sister airport relationship with Beijing Daxing International Airport in 2019, strengthening capital-capital ties. Etihad Airways is one of the first airlines in the Middle East to settle in Beijing Daxing International Airport, we congratulate them on their successful maiden flight from Abu Dhabi to Beijing Daxing International Airport.”

Beijing Daxing Airport

“Beijing Daxing International Airport believes that on the basis of win-win cooperation, the two parties will inject new vitality into the recovery of China’s civil aviation and even the world, while making greater contributions to the people and business relations between the two countries.”

  • Etihad Boeing 787-9
    Etihad Airways had been a significant investor in Alitalia in the years leading up to the first round of loans from the Italian government.Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flight

    Etihad Airways

    IATA/ICAO code:
    Ernst & Young/Estimated

    Airline type:
    Full Service Carrier

    Abu Dhabi International Airport

    year established:
    Year 2003

    Tony Douglas

    united arab emirates

  • Beijing Daxing International Airport Xiamen Air Boeing 787-9

    Photo: Getty Images

    Beijing Daxing Airport

    IATA/ICAO code:


    Wang Jiadong

    Number of Passengers:
    25,051,012 (2021)

    01L/19R – 3,400m (11,155ft) |17L/35R – 3,800m (12,467ft) |17R/35L – 3,800m (12,467ft) |11L/29R – 3,800m (12,467ft)

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