7 May 2006

Over 3 Million Chinese Travel by Air During Holiday

Over 3 Million Chinese Travel by Air During Holiday: "More than 3 million Chinese traveled by planes during the week-long National Day holiday, which ended on Friday, an official with the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) told Xinhua Saturday.

From Oct. 1 to 7, CAAC dispatched 26.459 domestic flights carrying 3.03 million travelers, up 6.8 percent and 17.5 percent year-on-year, respectively, statistics from CAAC showed.

On Oct. 1, the National Day, alone, CAAC dispatched a record 3,423 flights. The airports in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou handled a total of 971,000 passengers, 160,000 more than in the same period of last year, the official said. "

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