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Air China will lose dominance over Beijing when the capital’s new airport opens

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China Eastern and China Southern will each be guaranteed 40% of passengers in Beijing’s new airport.

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China’s three main airlines control three different hubs across the country.

People on a bus look at an airplane as it lands at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai April 10, 2015.

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Air China operates the largest share of flights in Beijing’s airport, China Eastern dominates Shanghai’s, and China Southern controls Guangzhou’s.

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But the government will give 40% of passengers in Beijing’s new airport for each of Air China’s rivals.

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That means Air China will lose its control over the Chinese capital and its rivals will be able to advertise their improved access to Beijing.

Air China's inflight magazine gives racist travel tips to passengers, advising them to avoid areas populated by "Indians, Pakistanis and black people."

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Beijing’s new airport will be capable of flying 100 million passengers per year, and is set to open in 2019.

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