The country’s total air traffic rose for the first time in five months in October, thanks to a surge in domestic passenger numbers according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Despite gloomy figures in most sectors, an 11.3% rise in domestic flights, to 17.08 million, helped the industry as a whole achieve growth of 4% for the month, the administration said on its website.
The number of international passengers fell 17.4% to 1.26 million, while domestic and international cargo throughput were also down.
Li Lei, an analyst with CITIC China Securities, said the increase in combined passenger/cargo numbers followed four months of decline.
Source: China Daily