Mainland China-based airlines carried 77.61 million passengers in the first five months of the year, climbing +7.3% over the same period last year. This according to the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).
Domestic passenger numbers hit 71.69 million, up 7.6% year-on-year, while international passengers increased by 4.8% to 6.6 million.
In May, passenger traffic dipped -1.1% year-on-year to 15.36 million.
The average passenger load factor in May was 70.9%, down by 2.8 percentage points from a year earlier.
The five-month load factor was up 0.7 percentage points at 65.2%.
Source: The Moodie Report