In order to encourage and support the development of China’s airport industry and improve the industry’s income level and profitability, China has issued a series of relevant favorable policies in recent years. The quantity increasing of airport, increased from 175 in 2010 to 241 in 2021. During the “13th Five-Year” period, China’s investment in civil airports reached 3,689.3 billion yuan. During the fourteenth five-year plan period, China’s investment scale in civil airports will reach 150.98 billion yuan. During the 14th Five-year Plan period, the newly-built and renovated airports in China are all developing to smart airports, accounting for 99% of the total investment. During the 14th Five-year Plan period, China’s smart airport investment scale reached 1,494.7 billion yuan.
On the other hand, with the development of the era, big data technology, artificial intelligence technology, the Internet of things technology will be further applied to the airport industry in our country, such as high ability of perception, interconnected and intelligent is the main development direction of smart airport in the future. The airports of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, which have large passenger volume, take the lead in the pace of “building smart airports”, and they plan and build according to their own characteristics. Beijing Capital Airport puts forward the general idea of “one nuclear and two wings”. Guangzhou Baiyun Airport has proposed to build a “4 1” project to build a SMART airport characterized by “5 SMART”. Shenzhen Baoan Airport and Huawei jointly to create “One Map of Airport Operation”, “One Network of Airport Security ” and “One Face of Airport Travelling” of the new model of intelligent airport. Internet enterprises rely on their own product and solution advantages, and cooperate with civil aviation enterprises to build smart airports. For example, Huawei, as a major communication solution provider, has launched cooperation with Shenzhen Airport and Western Airport Group by taking advantage of ICT technology. Baidu makes full use of AI, big data and other technical advantages to jointly build smart airports with Beijing Capital Airport, Meilan Airport and other airports, Alibaba and Tencent, taking advantage of the cutting-edge technology of Internet payment technology, have introduced Alipay face payment, wechat small program in major airports across the country.