China’s passenger number down by nearly 70% in April

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The decline in all major performance indicators of China’s civil aviation services in April had slowed compared to March. The data released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) showed the total volume of air transportation was 3.95 billion tonne-kilometres last month, decreasing 62.4% year-on-year.

The decrease rate was one percentage point lower compared to the previous month. Passenger throughput declined 68.5% year-on-year to 16.715 million, 3.2 percentage points lower than that of March. Air cargo transportation volume was 484,000 tons, representing a 19.4% decrease on a year-on-year basis, 3.9 percentage points lower than the previous month.

The industry completed 422,000 hours of accident-free air transportation, and the safety rate remained stable, according to CAAC. By the end of April, the country registered 116 consecutive months, or 82.87 million hours, of incident-free flight operations.


As originally reported on the China Travel News website

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