The latest statistics from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) shows that 3.05 million people in China traveled by air during this past May Day Holiday.
This figure was 290,000 more compared with last year, increasing by 10.5%. 27,573 flights flew during the holiday, an increase of 11% compared with the same period of last year.
A representative from CAAC says travelers chose to go out in advance of the holiday which lasted from May 1 to May 7 and April 30 saw the highest passenger flow (530,000 passengers) before the holiday started.
Passenger transport in cities that are not traditionally hot travel spots such as Hohhot, Yinchuan, Xining, Nanchang increased a lot compared with the past.
CAAC sats that just like previous holidays, the average seat occupancy rate was lower than 65% in the middle of this week-long holiday.