Chinese airports accounted for a 21.6% share of the global passenger traffic increase from 2015 to 2016 – equal to 101 million travelers.
CAAC will require airports to adjust flight schedules. Beijing Capital Airport and Shanghai Pudong Airport aim to cut departures to 75% of their capacity.
To improve airport experience, Amadeus has worked with OACIS to provide mobile check-in service, and JetBlue has achieved biometric exit checks through SITA's biometric scanning technology.
Over 50 new airports will be added in China by 2020. Some 68 runways, new terminals with a total floor area of 7.07 million square meters and 1832 aprons will also be added in the next three years.
Korean Air President hinted today that the nation’s largest flag carrier would consider further reducing flights to China amid the prolonged diplomatic Seoul - Beijing tension over THAAD deployment.
Beijing will adopt a “dual air hub” strategy when the new airport is completed. The two air hubs will be operated independently and complement each other while engage in healthy competition.
Beijing Capital International Airport has seen significant revenue growth thanks to the booming business of duty-free stores, driven by the growing international travelers and their spending power.
SITA finds that 52% of airlines plan to research and develop or deploy major AI projects over the next three years and 45% of airports will research and develop AI projects over the next five years.
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