A view of Beijing's new Daxing International Airport under construction in Daxing district, Beijing on April 25, 2019. Daxing International Airport will open at the end of September this year. Photo: Simon Song

China’s airlines jostle for position at new mega airport, in rare glimpse into Beijing’s palace intrigue

  • Air China gets a foothold at Daxing International Airport to escalate competition with China Eastern and China Southern
  • Intensive lobbying, high-level horse trading and political manoeuvring are dominating a drama which will help define the future of China’s airline market
Topic |   China economy

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A view of Beijing's new Daxing International Airport under construction in Daxing district, Beijing on April 25, 2019. Daxing International Airport will open at the end of September this year. Photo: Simon Song
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A passenger checks the departures board at Beijing’s international airport on Saturday. Photo: Josephine Ma

Passengers wait it out at Beijing airport as flights delayed, cancelled following summit

  • All services to Hong Kong and Macau faced long delays, while evening flights to Guangdong province were cancelled
  • Passengers were told air traffic restrictions and bad weather were to blame
Topic |   Aviation

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A passenger checks the departures board at Beijing’s international airport on Saturday. Photo: Josephine Ma
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