The air base will start tests on May 13 and it will use planes from Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines.
The new airport has presented the Shanghai-based carrier with an opportunity for its long-term development, and the carrier is ready to make Beijing its second headquarters.
Executives discussed raising HK$2 billion via share placements and such a move would significantly dilute the holdings of shareholders if they do not participate.
Fifteen of the top 20 fastest-growing major airports in the world by passenger numbers are located in Asia.
The acquisition is expected to be completed in April 2019.
Guangzhou Airport’s net income is estimated to drop a further 20 percent in 2019 from the 23 percent decrease in 2018.
Shanghai Pudong Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport handle 1 in every 10 airline seats in China.
Its revenues are estimated to rise 15.4% year on year to 9.3 billion yuan.
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