China currently requires a 14-day quarantine for all international arrivals, including Chinese citizens.
Most of the flights are for destinations in mainland China, the only place having a largely quarantine-free bubble with Macau.
Construction of the airport’s third runway is expected to be finished in 2022 and should be fully operational by 2024.
China Southern's 96.85 million passengers in 2020 is likely to be the largest tally among global carriers, as U.S. rivals that occupied the top four slots in 2019 have suffered much sharper declines.
Eighteen new self-service check-in machines are up and running at Hongqiao, allowing passengers to check in tickets and luggage on their own.
The airport is expected to see 22,000 flights with 1.93 million passengers during the travel rush this year, a 60% decrease in passenger numbers and 40% decrease in flights.
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