China Mo­bile re­moves lounges at air­ports

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

To re­duce op­er­at­ing ex­penses, China Mo­bile Ltd, the world’s No 1 tele­com car­rier by sub­scriber num­bers, is re­mov­ing its pre­mium cus­tomer lounges at the na­tion’s air­ports.

A se­nior ex­ec­u­tive from China Mo­bile said clos­ing the air­port VIP lounges is one part of the com­pany’s move to re­duce op­er­at­ing costs af­ter the watch­dog of state-owned as­sets or­dered the coun­try’s Big Three tele­com car­ri­ers — China Mo­bile, China United Net­work Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Group Co Ltd and China Tele­com Corp Ltd — to spend less on daily op­er­a­tions and mar­ket­ing.

Lu Wen­chang, deputy man­ager of China Mo­bile’s mar­ket­ing de­part­ment, told China Daily that the the VIP lounges ac­count for less than 1 per­cent of the tele­com gi­ant’s to­tal op­er­at­ing cost.

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A mon­key plays with wa­ter in Xiangshan Park in Huaibei city, An­hui province on Mon­day. The city raised its alert from yel­low to orange as the tem­per­a­ture reached 38 de­gree Cel­sius (104 Fahren­heit).

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