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.
Blockchain, automation and baggage tracking are important, but prioritizing passenger relationships can pay off. It can help improve revenue and also help airports tackle service disruptions.
China’s massive investment in airports is creating opportunities for companies like Hong Kong's Cherrypicks to provide services such as real-time translation and augmented-reality navigation.
Airport technologies market is estimated to be worth $27 billion by 2020. Airlines should harness new technology to move activity off-airport, streamline processes and improve efficiency.
Switchfly estimates the cost of IROP to airlines as at least $8.3 billion and the cost to passengers in lost time at $16.7 billion.
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