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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Hefei Airport ups passenger volume


Hefei Airport posted a passenger volume of more than 200,000 in July, higher by 29 percent compared to the same period last year. According to the statistics, in July, Hefei Airport handled 203,000 passengers and aircraft movements of 2,214, up by 25 percent on a year-on-year basis. Average passenger occupancy rate is 80 percent. The passenger traffic volume from Hefei to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen occupies over half of the total passenger throughput in China. In July, Beijing ranked first with 37,538with a 84.6 percent passenger occupancy rate. The booming air transport market has enticed airlines to increase transport capacity. Since July, Hefei Airport has opened and densified flights to Chongqing, Ningbo, Urumqi, Guiyang, Dalian, and Wuhan. During the summer season, weekly flights in and out of Hefei Airport reached 500, providing nearly 60,000 round trip seats. The airport has a weekly passenger throughput of about 45,000, up by 30 percent on year-on-year and exceeding the passenger traffic during the Chinese New Year transport period. Flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen have consisted mainly of business passenger traffic, while flights to Xiamen, Chengdu, Kunming and Haikou have consisted mainly of tourism passenger traffic.

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