8-Oct-2013 1:00 PM

CAAC: 2013 National Day golden week pax up 16%

CAAC reported (08-Oct-2013) the following preliminary traffic highlights during the National Day golden week holiday between 01-Oct-2013 and 07-Oct-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 7.7 million, +15.8% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 66%, +2.1 ppts;
  • Seats: 11.7 million;
  • Number of flights: 76,000;

CAAC reported load factor at Lhasa, Haikou and Sanya airports was around 90% while load factor at China’s five major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen averaged more than 85%. Meanwhile, major domestic airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines reported normal flight rate of more than 80%.