Apple buys 50 business jet tickets a day to send its engineers to Shanghai

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United Airlines has unveiled information that should not have been shared publicly. The airline reveals that its biggest customer at San Francisco International Airport is none other than Apple.

The iPhone maker still spends $ 150 million every year to buy airline tickets to its engineers. The most frequent flight leaves from San Francisco International Airport to land at Shanghai International Airport. Apple buys 50 plane tickets in business every day for this flight.

Why is Apple sending so many people to China every day? Most of Apple’s suppliers are based in China, which explains the many discussions that must take place daily with the teams to create the components of the next iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and others. Sure, Apple could use FaceTime to save money, but the time difference between the United States and China does not really help.

In addition to Shanghai, United reveals Apple’s other popular destinations: Hong Kong, Taipei, London, South Korea, Singapore, Munich, Tokyo, Beijing and Tel Aviv. United adds that Google spends more than $ 34 million on airline tickets, just like Facebook and Roche. Other companies, such as Intel and Visa, spend more than $ 10 million each. It is not clear if these groups travel in business and every day, like Apple.