AviationDouble digit growth in volume

China’s aviation on an upswing

Chinese carriers carried almost 12% more passengers than a year ago.
Chinese carriers carried almost 12% more passengers than a year ago. Photo Credit: sihasakprachum/iStock
China's civil aviation industry is on an upswing, recording a total turnover volume of 7.39 billion tonne-kilometers in July 2015, a year-on-year growth of 12.5%, according to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in local media reports.

Some 39.15 million people travelled by air during the month, with a year-on-year growth of 9.2%. The number of passengers travelling on domestic and international flights increased 7.6% and 26.7% respectively to 35.5 million and 3.65 million, while those travelling on Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan routes declined 1.7% from a year earlier to 870,000, according to a report by WCARN.com.

The passenger load factor increased 1.1% over last year to 83.3% and the freight load factor rose 0.2% to 72.3%.

In the first seven months of 2015, Chinese carriers achieved 248.49 million passengers, up 11.9% over a year earlier.

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