[photopress:china_air_.jpg,full,alignright]Sources with the Civil Aviation Administration of China report that during this year’s Spring Festival China’s airlines carried 20 million passengers, up 13% year on year.
The number of people traveling by air rose 21% to 3.71 million during the week-long Spring Festival holiday that ran from February 18 to 24.
On February 22, the fifth day of the Lunar New Year, 519,000 people traveled by air and, then on February 24, it soared to 620,000. All of which seems to suggest that the air transport problems of the 2008 Olympics will be handled.
How well they will be handled is another matter. Airline Quality has an astounding number of complaints; some of them to do with the crew smoking. Some to do with the crew working excessively long hours. None of this inspires confidence.
Source: China Tour