Lift off! ‘Daxing’ aircraft makes maiden flight
Xiamen Airlines Flight MF8117 prepares to land at Beijing Daxing International Airport on Aug 5. [Photo provided by Daxing district]
Stewardesses show couplets to passengers before an interactive performance aboard the B-5656 aircraft on Aug 5. [Photo provided by Daxing district]
Officials and crew members pose for a photo in front the ‘Daxing’ aircraft to commemorate its maiden flight. The plane made a smooth landing in Beijing on Aug 5. [Photo provided by Daxing district]
Xiamen Airlines launched a specially coated aircraft on Aug 5. The plane – dubbed "Daxing" – landed at Beijing Daxing International Airport on the same day and will continue to service the city in the future.
The jet is blue and white, decorated with design elements inspired by the sky and sea. It is named after Beijing’s Daxing district, a world-class destination.
According to the crew members, the Xiamen-based passenger transport company plans to build a headquarters in North China to better serve Beijing Daxing International Airport and aid in the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.