Etihad Airways plans to move all its flights to and from Abu Dhabi and Beijing and flights to and from Beijing to Nagoya to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport in June, media reports said.
Etihad Airways is the national airline of the UAE. The airline said the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will continue to operate its daily flights, featuring the airline’s innovative cabin designs and products. Beijing’s Daxing International Airport is the largest state-of-the-art airport terminal in the world.
It is reported that Etihad Airways is the first airline in the region to move to Daxing International Airport. Last October, Abu Dhabi Airports Company partnered with Beijing Daxing International Airport to boost capital-to-capital link.
Flights between Beijing and Abu Dhabi was launched 12 years ago. Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Commercial Officer, said in a statement, “Whilst the spread of COVID-19 has posed a major challenge for all airlines serving China, with a massive drop in demand on key routes, we remain optimistic that the situation will improve by the summer and we continue serving Beijing from Abu Dhabi presently, demonstrating our unwavering support and commitment to our Chinese partners and the China market as a whole.”
Daxing International Airport is the largest single-structure airport terminal and integrated transportation hub in the world. It is equipped with double-deck departure and arrival platforms, in addition to sophisticated technologies such as facial-recognition and baggage-tracking systems. The airport has introduced environment-friendly initiatives such as carbon reduction policies, solar paneling and rainwater collection for recycle and reuse.