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Air passenger traffic rises 17.6% in January

03/21/2017| 3:58:48 PM|

Passenger trips made on domestic routes rose 17.4% YoY to 38.96 million in January, while those made on international routes surged 19.1% to 4.97 million.

China posted strong passenger growth despite a decline in cargo transportation in January this year, official data showed Monday.

Air passenger trips in January increased 17.6% year on year to 43.9 million, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

The pace was faster than the 11.8% rise registered for the whole year of 2016.

Passenger trips made on domestic routes rose 17.4% YoY to 38.96 million in January, while those made on international routes surged 19.1% to 4.97 million.

In January, air cargo and mail freight topped 565,000 tonnes, down by 3.8% YoY, affected by waning domestic cargo and mail business.

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