HEADLINE 419 million trips made during Chinese Spring Festival holiday

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419 million trips made during Chinese Spring Festival holiday

By Kuang Xixi | People's Daily app

17:33, February 23, 2018

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Passengers were waiting in line in Haian Bus Station in Jiangsu Province,February 21,2018.(Photo:VCG)

The number of domestic trips in China for this year’s Spring Festival increased to 419 million or by 2.7 percent from last year.

Travelers made 57.08 million train trips, up 9.78 percent year-on-year, while road trips reached 340.3 million, up 1.27 percent from last year.

More than 12.11 million people took the train on February 21, a 10.5 percent increase.

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Passengers took high-speed train G9235 from Chizhou to Shanghai ,February 21,2018.(Photo:VCG)

Trips by sea topped 10.12 million, up 1.97 percent from the same period last year. And those who traveled by air surpassed 11.38 million, up 15.98 percent year-on-year.

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Beijing Capital Airport was prepared for the Spring Festival travel rush.(Photo:VCG)

The flight punctuality rate also improved by 6.1 percentage points to 90.95 percent.

With tourism quickly expanding,  airports near domestic tourist destinations like Mount Huangshan, Zhangjiajie, Sanya and Xishuangbanna have been bustling. 

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