Shenzhen airport passenger flow returns to pre-pandemic peak levels
SHENZHEN, March 25 (Xinhua) -- The daily passenger flow in the Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport reached peak levels from before the COVID-19 pandemic, airport authorities said Thursday.
The airport saw a daily average passenger flow of more than 130,000 people from March 1 to March 21, with the number exceeding 150,000 on March 19, a pre-pandemic peak level, the authorities noted.
In the new flight season to start on Sunday, the airport plans to increase weekly flight numbers to over 7,300, up nearly 3 percentage points compared to the same season last year.
China's civil aviation sector has continued to show signs of recovery. Chinese airports handled a total of 231,700 outbound flights in February, up 127.98 percent compared with the same period last year, according to a report released by VariFlight, a China-based civil-aviation data service provider.
All of the 13 major airlines reported an increase in capacity last month compared with the same period last year, the report said. Enditem