Air China aims to further boost domestic travel
11/17/2020|12:16:59 PM|Shine

Air China unveiled its new travel products, inflight meals and COVID-19 prevention measures at the China International Travel Mart, which began in Shanghai on Monday.

The nation’s flagship carrier launched an exhibition at the event, held at Shanghai New International Expo Center, to enhance the traveling confidence of customers and drive economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The carrier has begun operating its 2020/2021 winter and spring season with a total of 1,287 daily domestic flights on average, a 22.5% increase on year, the airline said during the event.

China's civil aviation industry has been recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the latest official statistics showing steady growth in passenger trips and cargo volume.

The nation’s civil aviation carriers handled 50 million passenger trips in October, close to the level of last year and an indication of an ongoing recovery, according to regulators. The passenger volume was 88% of last October's level.

To cap the rising demand for domestic traveling, Air China has released a promotional product called the “Double City Card,” which allows frequent travelers between two cities to enjoy additional discounts.

Another product titled “Curiosity Calendar” encourages customers to book tickets on some popular routes without knowing the prices. They have the chance to buy the tickets at lower costs than the market prices.

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