BEIJING, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- The number of passenger trips reached over 77.24 million in the first six days of the Spring Festival holiday, official data showed.
From Feb. 11 to 16, the country reported 17.47 million railway trips, 54.82 million road trips as well as 2.42 million trips through waterway transportation, according to the Ministry of Transport (MOT).
The civil aviation sector operated 2.53 million passenger trips during the period, MOT data showed.
The flow of highway traffic amounted to 176.65 million vehicles.
The week-long holiday for the Lunar New Year began on Feb. 11, while the travel rush, also known as "chunyun," lasts for 40 days from Jan. 28 to March 8 this year. Enditem