China’s civil aviation sector has been reopening routes and resuming flights since the country lifted its Covid-19 controls, and now offers passenger flights to 59 countries, equivalent to 82% of the pre-epidemic level, according to new figures released by the industry’s regulator.
From April 10 to 16, China operated 2,242 international flights, equivalent to over 29% of the pre-pandemic level and 4.7 times the level at the beginning of this year, said Xu Qing, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s transport department at a briefing held today.
The top five countries for flights to China were Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia, indicating a significant growth rate in neighboring markets, Xu noted.
The CAAC will continue to approve applications from Chinese and foreign airlines to resume and start new international flights, she added, and it will also help in solving difficulties and problems in the process.
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