The new Beijing airport is set to open at the end of September 2019. Malaysia Airlines makes the move to the new airport on 1st Jan 2020. The new Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) is located to the south of Beijing, 46 kilometers south of Tian’anmen Square about 65km from the present Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). The airport, one of the largest single structure airports in the world, has 79 aircraft contact stands across six arms. The airport has 4 runways. It is one of the final works of the award winning Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016.
Move to new Beijing airport – details
Malaysia Airlines will operate a daily flight to and from Daxing, with the flight schedule maintaining the current timing:
- MH364 Kuala Lumpur 6.00pm – Daxing 12.20am (next day)
- MH365 Daxing 1:30am – Kuala Lumpur 8.00am (same day)
Passengers with bookings for travel from 31st December 2019 to Beijing Capital will have their tickets reassigned to Beijing Daxing. For further information, passengers should contact Malaysia Airlines call center at 1 300 88 3000 (within Malaysia) and +603 7843 3000 (outside Malaysia). To make a booking check the MalaysiaAirlines website. They are currently offering flights at MATTA fare discounts starting at MYR899 return Kuala Lumpur/Beijing.
Extra services to Beijing with the move
Malaysia Airlines will add three extra flights per week, bringing the total services to ten. Read the details here including schedule changes.