According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China, in the first nine months of this year, Chinese carriers flew 159 million passengers on domestic routes, rising 22.6% from a year earlier, compared with an 8.5% decline on international routes.
China Eastern Airlines, the country’s third-largest carrier, said earlier that it plans to boost its frequency on 22 routes from Shanghai after its merger with Shanghai Airlines. It will raise the frequency between Shanghai and Beijing to one flight every half hour.
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