Note most carefully that this is mainly domestic air travel, not international air travel. Thus China is moving fast in terms of capacity for air transportation, new airports, air navigation services, and air traffic management infrastructure. The in-service commercial aircraft fleet in China has reached 1,365. But almost all of it is focussed on travel within China.
Internationally, struggling with excessive capacity, fuel hedging losses, and declining demand, Chinese airlines took steps similar to those of other international carriers: cutting capacity and eliminating unprofitable routes.
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