Flag carrier LOT the third European airline to fly to Beijing-Daxing

LOT flies to China daily, seven times a week. Jacek Bednarczyk/PAP

Poland's national airline PLL LOT has become only the third European carrier, after British Airways and Finnair, to offer a connection to Beijing's Daxing airport, one of the world's largest.

From its formal opening in September 2019 until the end of the year, Daxing airport serviced over 3 million passengers.

Situated 46 kilometres from the central Tiananmen Square, the Beijing-Daxing airport, PKX for short, was formally opened in September 2019 after a five-year investment which cost 80 billion yuan (PLN 45 billion, EUR 10.6 billion),according to local media reports, although bearing in mind additional costs the outlay may have reached as much as PLN 67 billion (EUR 15.8 billion).

PLL LOT launched direct connections from Warsaw to Daxing on Wednesday, the second airport in Beijing to which the Polish carrier now flies, the first being Beijing Capital International Airport. LOT flies to China daily, seven times a week.

The new airport is intended to relieve the capital airport, where limited space sometimes delays flights.