ACI World has released preliminary 2017 world airport traffic rankings, with Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (PVG) remaining in top 10, and Guangzhou (CAN) up to the 13rd position.
The recent SITA 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights report shows that 51 percent of airports are planning to implement biometric self-boarding gates by 2020.
Chinese mobile payment giants WeChat Pay and Alipay have teamed up with tax refund firms with the aim of easing the tax rebate process for Chinese tourists at airports.
The company also expect its income from investment to surge 33.8 percent year on year to 976 million yuan in 2017.
Pudong and Hongqiao airports are expected to handle 12.6 million passengers on both domestic and international flights during the travel peak, the Shanghai Airport Authority said.
Engineering projects will be finished in July 2019, and the test operation will start three months later.
Freebird has gained a foothold in the corporate market by signing on publicly traded and Fortune 500 companies at a rate of about a dozen per quarter.
China will make it easier for state and private enterprises to invest in fast-growing civil aviation from January 19, but retain the state’s grip over key airlines and airports in sensitive regions.
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