88% of Chinese airlines and airports have plans for programs or research involving AI by 2022 and are prioritizing virtual agents and chatbots.
15% of the airlines have a major program planned by 2022, and 57% say they are running a pilot project.
China is expected to serve 1.4 billion passengers annually by 2035, exceeding the number served in the United States and make China the largest air passenger market in the world.
China Eastern Airlines will increase its flights from three times a week to a daily frequency this winter, just as Air China begins a four times weekly service from the Chinese city in November.
WeChat has launched a new service that enables overseas tourists to get a digital refund tax as the latest application of financial technology in various sectors.
During winter and spring, a total of 570,000 passenger trips are expected to be made via 15 overseas flight routes at Beijing Daxing International Airport.
The airport, which has four runways, parking spaces for 150 airplanes and a 700,000-square-meter terminal, is expected to handle 45 million passengers by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.
Hong Kong Airport and Shanghai Pudong Airport are best internationally connected airports in China according to OAG’s Megahubs Index.
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