The new airport project was approved at the end of 2012, as part of efforts to spur the development of Beijing's southern suburbs. Construction of a new airport in south Beijing started in December 2014, and the facility is expected to be completed and put into use by end of 2019. The airport has not been given an official name yet. It is located between Beijing's Daxing district and the suburbs of Hebei's Langfang city. It is 46 kilometers south of Beijing's center.
An integrated transportation system of Beijing Daxing International Airport, an international hub, is scheduled to open in 2019. It will allow passengers to jump onto a bullet train to reach other places in China. According to a news report from the Beijing Times, a high-speed rail line that links Beijing and Hong Kong will go through underground of the airport. Passengers will be able to reach the railway station at the underground floor of the airport.