Express flights between the capital and Guangzhou and Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong province were launched at Beijing's Daxing International Airport on Tuesday, as the airport's first two express lines.
The service, operated by Southern Airlines, makes trips between Beijing and the two business hubs in Southern China more convenient.
Some 62 such flights are operated between the three cities. During peak hours, a flight departed from Beijing to Guangzhou and Shenzhen every half an hour.
Flight time between the Daxing airport, which is in a southern Beijing suburb, and Guangzhou and Shenzhen is about 20 minutes less than the time traveled between Beijing Capital International Airport and Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
Passengers who take the express service can enjoy the fast lane for check-in and the safety check at the airport.
Customers also can enjoy more flexible ticket changes and cancellation policies.
It is a move to boost the vitality in the civil aviation industry after the economic blow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airport, which opened in September 2019, is the second airport in the capital to release pressure from Beijing Capital International Airport.
It is expected to handle a record amount of traffic during the upcoming May Day holiday. During the five-day holiday from Saturday to Wednesday, the airport is expected to handle 679,000 passenger trips. The airport is expected to handle 145,000 passenger trips on Monday, which would be a record for the number of passenger trips in one day.
As of April, the airport has handled 7.29 million passenger trips this year.
Ha Haoran contributed to the story