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China-US aviation records 6 million passenger trips in 2014

05/07/2015| 11:00:14 AM| ChinaTravelNews 中文

The aviation services between China and the US carried a total of 6.13 million passengers/trips both ways in 2014.

The aviation services between China and the US carried a total of 6.13 million passengers/trips both ways in 2014, and is expected to maintain annual growth of 15%, according to statistics released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

“In the past 40 years, China’s aviation industry has imported over 1,576 aircraft worth an estimated US$148.3 billion from the USA. The Sino-US civil aviation cooperation has been an integral part of the bilateral relations and CAAC will continue to partner with its US counterparts to develop a link between the two nations,” CAAC’s director Jiaxiang Li said at the China-US Civil Aviation Partnership Conference.

Currently, China’s five passenger transport airlines and four cargo airlines operate 175 passenger services and 145 cargo services per week, while four US passenger transport airlines and four cargo airlines operate 145 passenger services and 131 cargo services a week. In addition, FedEx has 66 cargo services to its Guangzhou hub every week. (Translation by David)

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