Etihad Airways will move its operations in China to the state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International Airport from June.
The move will involve all flights to and from Abu Dhabi and Beijing, as well as departures to and from Beijing to Nagoya, Japan.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group chief commercial officer, said: “In October last year, Abu Dhabi Airports inked a sister-airport partnership with Beijing Daxing International Airport, which will strengthen the capital-to-capital link.
“Today, we are proud to announce that Etihad Airways will be one of the first airlines in the region to move to Beijing’s iconic Daxing International Airport.
“Since launching flights between Beijing and Abu Dhabi 12 years ago, we have experienced huge growth in China’s tourism and aviation markets, and enjoyed strong demand from business and leisure travellers, and cargo, assisted by direct services, codeshare partners, the mutual visa-exemption policy between the two nations implemented in January 2018, and the great joint efforts put into promoting bi-directional routes.
“The move also further reinforces our commitment to the China market and our Chinese guests, and contributes to the promising bilateral relationship.”
He added: “While the…