Passengers walk on a platform of Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan 27, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
BEIJING - About 226 million passenger trips were made during the just-concluded Spring Festival holiday, official data showed Saturday.
During the seven-day holiday, which ran from Jan 21 to 27, the number of railway and road trips reached 50.17 million and 162 million, respectively, while the number of waterway and air passenger trips stood at about 4.87 million and 9.01 million.
The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important festival in China, as well as a time for family reunions and traveling
The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important festival in China, as well as a time for family reunions and traveling. This year's Spring Festival fell on Jan 22.
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Meanwhile, passengers made 2.88 million trips through China's entry and exit frontier inspection stations during the holiday.
It registered a stunning year-on-year increase of 120.5 percent, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said Saturday.
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Inbound trips exceeded 1.43 million, rising by 123.3 percent compared with the figure for 2022, while outbound trips jumped by 117.8 percent to over 1.44 million, according to the NIA.
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