Half of Chinese New Year air travelers choose home as destination
02/05/2019|8:17:57 AM|YiCai Global

China's Spring Festival Chunyun, known as the largest periodic population migration in the world, is well underway as the country prepares to see in the New Year. Some 48% destinations of civil aviation passengers chose home as their destination for this year's holiday, data from the Civil Aviation Travel Data Research Center shows.

Domestic passenger volume during Chunyun, running from January 21 to March 1, was expected to reach 2.99 billion person-times, an increase of 0.6% annually, state-backed newspaper Beijing Youth Daily reported.

According to China's largest travel agency Ctrip, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Ningbo and Xiamen are the top ten popular destinations for domestic tourism over the holiday while airfare bookings to these cities increased more than 40% in the week before New Year's Eve. 

Among airline ticket orders to the above cities, the proportion of children passengers increased by 39% and that of passengers over 50 years old increased by 42%.

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