Spring Fes­ti­val travel rush

Global Times - - BIZUPDATE -

This year’s Spring Fes­ti­val travel rush (Chun­yun), which will be­gin on Jan­uary 21, is ex­pected to see nearly 3 bil­lion pas­sen­ger trips across the coun­try, up 0.6 per­cent over last year, the Xin­hua News Agency said in a re­cent re­port, cit­ing a Chi­nese of­fi­cial.

Do­mes­tic rail­ways will pro­vide about 413 mil­lion trips dur­ing the travel rush, up 8.3 per­cent year-on-year, while the civil avi­a­tion sec­tor will see 73 mil­lion trips, an in­crease of 12 per­cent, ac­cord­ing to Lian Weil­iang, vice chair­man with the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion, China’s top eco­nomic plan­ner.

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