Nanyuan Airport, China’s oldest airport, has ceased to operate just as Beijing opened a new $17 billion replacement.
According to Chinese state media, the last flight from Nanyuan departed on the evening of 25 September.
The airport was almost 110 years old by the time it closed and it will now become an aviation museums, according to reports.
Daxing International Airport opened for business in time for celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China on October 1.
Chinese president Xi Jinping, opened the terminal just before noon. The airport's maiden flight was a China Southern Airbus A380 that took off from one of the airport's four runways.
The futuristic airport was designed by the late Zaha Hadid. Its form is in a starfish-shape with five concourses and four runways, with plans for up to three more in the future to handle 620,000 flights a year.
Daxing is the Chinese capital’s second international airport and meant to ease pressure on Beijing Capital International Airport, which handled more than 100 million passengers in last year, second in the world to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest.