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Friday, October 09, 2020, 21:27
Over 13m air trips made during National Day holiday
By Xinhua
Friday, October 09, 2020, 21:27 By Xinhua

BEIJING - China saw 13.26 million air trips during the eight-day National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, official data showed.

The daily passenger trips reached 91.07 percent of the level of the seven-day National Day holiday in 2019

The daily passenger trips reached 91.07 percent of the level of the seven-day National Day holiday in 2019, thanks to strong travel demand spurred by effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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A total of 117,327 flights carried passengers, and the average daily number of flights was 89.7 percent of the corresponding period last year, said the CAAC.

Flight punctuality or on-time performance was 95.04 percent, up 1.82 percentage points year on year, while the average passenger load factor reached 78.64 percent.

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Flights with high passenger load factors mainly departed from popular tourism destinations such as Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Haikou and Lhasa, indicating rising demand, the CAAC said. 

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