According to a statement by the airport, snowy weather conditions have also been aggravated by heavy fog. The city's meteorological department has already issued a warning that in different areas of the city visibility might be limited to 500 metres (1,640 feet).
On Monday, 1,328 flights are expected to depart the facility and carry more than 213,000 people. As of 23:00 GMT Sunday, 149 flights had been carried out and 42 were cancelled.
The airport has engaged 400 employees and 67 specialised vehicles for removal of snow and ice, according to the statement.
印象中的北京很久沒有這麼大的雪🌨了，2020又是充滿希望的一年👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— L_Young社長 (@lyoung1610) December 16, 2019
The impression of Beijing has not had such a big snow for a long time, and 2020 is another promising year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/2KAz4kVQ8O
Beijing Capital International Airport is the world’s second busiest airport, according to National Geographic.