Last March, officials from Beijing had talks with Seoul. To culminate the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed to add 14 weekly flights between the two areas to give way to the development of the grand airport.
Aside from the Beijing to Seoul routes, seven weekly trips have also been added for Busan to Shanghai and Seoul Incheon to Shanghai.
“The China-South Korea flights have hit turbulence in the last few years in the wake of the THAAD controversy,” stated aviation specialist Lin Zhijie, and added that the new routes have raised its momentum and carriers want to maximize this potential.
The new airport is located 30 miles south of Beijing in what used to be a farmland. This airport is one of the testaments to the rising growth of civil aviation in the country as it moves towards infrastructure development to improve its industrial scene in the north.
The construction of the new transport hub started in 2014. It fits President Xi Jinping’s vision to position transportation and one of the key pillars of the country’s development.