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Apple Buys 50 Seats on United Airlines From San Francisco to Shanghai Each Day

Apple Buys 50 Seats on United Airlines From San Francisco to Shanghai Each Day

Posted January 12, 2019 at 6:00am by iClarified · 15893 views
Apple buys fifty business class seats on United Airlines from San Francisco (SFO) to Shanghai, China (PVG) each day, according to promotional banners for United that were shared on Twitter today by LAflyer.

Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in the top spot and contributes very much to success of SFO international flying especially the Shanghai service #UnitedAirlines #United #Apple #SFO #PVG #Shanghai #China

Apple is United's largest global account bringing in $150 million annually. It's followed by Facebook, Roche, and Google at over $34 million and Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, Cisco, Applied Materials, PWC, and Oracle at $12 million to $17 million. Intel, Visa, and Chevron have accounts worth over $10 million annually.

United says that its most important market for Apple is SFO - PVG. That route accounts for $35 million in annual revenue which is around 25% of Apple's annual spend.

Primary Routes for Apple:
1. PVG (Shanghai, China)
2. HKG (Hong Kong)
3. TPE (Taoyuan, Taiwan)
4. LHR (Heathrow, London)
5. ICN (Incheon, Seoul, South Korea)
6. SIN (Changi, Singapore)
7. MUC (Munich, Germany)
8. HND (Haneda, Tokyo, Japan)
9. PEK (Beijing, China)
10. TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel)

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Apple Buys 50 Seats on United Airlines From San Francisco to Shanghai Each Day
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black9
black9 - January 12, 2019 at 7:58am
Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) pay for enough cargo and Business class seats on the LHR-RDU daily flight, it could run empty with no passengers even in business, and American Airlines still make a profit. The route is nicknamed the Glaxo Express.
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