The summer travel season for civil aviation has kicked off and tourism has seen a sharp upswing boosted by travelers, providing welcome relief for the country's major airlines and airports.
China Eastern Airlines said it plans to fly 180,000 flights to serve summer passenger travel during July and August, and map its flying capacity to northeast China and northwest China.
Air China said it will arrange more than 86,000 passenger flights for the summer peak, and open two new routes from Tianfu airport in Southwest China's Sichuan Province to Beihai in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and from Wenzhou in East China's Zhejiang Province to Hailar in North China's Inner Mongolia in the summer. The airline also plans to utilize wide-body aircraft for some hot destinations.
Hainan Airlines said it will increase its flight capacity and increase the daily utilization rate of aircraft. It is expected that the number of flights during the summer peak will reach nearly 800 per day, flying to nearly 100 destinations.
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