China's civil aviation industry posts robust growth

Xinhua | Published: November 18, 2019 16:56:37 | Updated: November 22, 2019 12:46:14

A Boeing 787 plane of China Southern Airlines landing at Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province last year. -Xinhua Photo

China's civil aviation sector reported steady expansion as well as continuous high safety standards in the first 10 months of this year, official data showed.

The total transport turnover of the industry stood at 107.75 billion tonne-kilometres from January to October, up 7.5 per cent year on year, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

In breakdown, 554 million passenger trips were completed during the period, up 8.3 per cent over the same period last year.

Cargo turnover processed by the industry rose 1 per cent year on year to reach 6.11 million tonnes in the first 10 months, with that of October alone climbing 5.3 per cent year on year to 665,000 tonnes, up 1.2 percentage points from September.

The sector accumulated total transport time of 10.27 million hours in the period, up 7.2 per cent from one year earlier, with no transport accidents reported.

The number of flights operated by the sector rose 3.94 per cent year on year to 509,036 last month, with 16,421 on average each day. The flight punctuality rate reached 87.2 per cent in October, up 0.93 percentage points month on month.

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