Over 51.6 million passenger trips to international destinations were made in 2016 via the country’s civil aviation service, rising 22.7 percent year on year, according to a report by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Domestic flights saw about 436 million passenger trips last year, up 10.7 percent year on year.
A total of 3.679 million passenger flights were made last year, with 76.76 percent of them generally on time, up by about 8 percentage points compared with 2015, the report showed.
By the end of last year, China had 218 licensed airports and 2,950 aircraft for civil aviation, according to the report. – CRI
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