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.
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.
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.
China’s internet search operator Baidu will provide its technology to streamline the operations and improve efficiency at Beijing’s main airfield.
HNA Group has informed Basle-based duty-free and travel retailer Dufry Group that it has closed the acquisition of the 16.2% shareholding acquired from GIC and Temasek.
Edinburgh Airport has signed a ground-breaking partnership agreement with Beijing Capital International Airport, whilst also beginning work on an £80m expansion.
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