China sees booming overseas cargo flights during Spring Festival

Source: Xinhua| 2021-02-20 11:10:17|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- China saw soaring overseas cargo flights during this year's Spring Festival holiday, according to the country's civil aviation authority.

The country's civil aviation sector handled a total of 2,553 overseas cargo flights during the seven-day holiday between Feb. 11 and Feb. 17, showed statistics from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

The number rose by 212.48 percent year on year from that for the Spring Festival holiday in 2020, and by 258.57 percent compared with that for the same period in 2019.

Notably, the peak travel day Feb. 17 saw the sector handling up to 302 overseas cargo flights, a 221.28 percent year-on-year increase. Enditem