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Aircraft. Booming air travel for Chinese New Year

About 384,400 weekly passengers at airports in Xinjiang region

Passenger travel is booming on the railways and airports in the Xinjiang autonomous region in north-west China. All thanks to the Spring Festival, also known as the Lunar or Chinese New Year. It is one of the most important and popular traditional holidays also celebrated in many other Asian countries, including South Korea, Mongolia, Malaysia, Nepal, Vietnam and Japan. 

The celebrations began on February 1st 2022 and last for 15 days. In the first week of the festivities, local authorities reported strong growth in passengers and cargo transported. Xinjiang's airports handled 384,400 passengers and 929 tonnes of cargo. According to Xinjiang Airport Group's monitoring, this is an increase of 40.8% and 49% on a year-on-year basis, respectively.

The same occur to rail transport. According to the Urumqi Railway Bureau, from January 31st to February 6th, China Railway's trains carried some 539,800 passengers and 5.5 million tonnes of goods, an increase of 68.3% and 10.8% year-on-year, respectively. 

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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