Almost two-thirds of domestic flights from and to Beijing Capital and Beijing Daxing Int'l were cancelled on June 17, 2020, after Chinese authorities reimposed stricter travel restrictions due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

The South China Morning Post said that a total of 1,255 mostly domestic flights in- or outbound to the capital airports were cancelled on the day. The local authorities raised health emergency restrictions from Level III to Level II in the evening of June 16.

Under current rules, residents of high-risk neighbourhoods are prohibited from leaving the city, while the general population is also discouraged from travelling outside Beijing. Every outbound passenger requires a current COVID test prior to boarding. While the roads remain open and inter-regional trains continue operating, passengers are encouraged to cancel their tickets. Long-haul buses and ride-hailing services have been suspended.

According to the ch-aviation capacities module, Air China (CA, Beijing Capital) is currently the largest operator in the Chinese capital with 319,327 weekly departure seats out Beijing Capital (49.2% of the airport's total capacity) and 14,881 out of Daxing (4.7% of the total). China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) is the largest airline at Daxing with 104,292 weekly scheduled departure seats and a 32.6% market share by capacity. The airline also has 68,618 weekly scheduled seats out of Capital airport (10.6% share). Other airlines with over 50,000 weekly combined scheduled seats out of both airports include China Eastern Airlines (MU, Shanghai Hongqiao), Hainan Airlines (HU, Haikou), and China United Airlines (KN, Beijing Daxing Int'l).