British Airways has announced that all Beijing flights will move to the new Daxing airport on 27th October, at the start of the Winter timetable. BA is the first international airline to set a moving date.
Daxing, as you can see from the image below, is a very modest airport with over 300 shops and restaurants, with 52,000 sq m dedicated to food and retail.
It is 50km from Beijing and 80km from Tianjin, with a new high speed rail line promising 20 minute trips to Beijing West Station. It will open with four runways (Heathrow has two, of course) with a further three planned.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.