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New Beijing airport expected to handle 2.8mn trips during Spring Festival

IANS | January 17, 2022 03:01 PM

BEIJING: The new Beijing Daxing International Airport is expected to handle 2.8 million passenger trips during the Spring Festival travel rush that started on Monday, sources said.

The airport is expected to see an average passenger throughput of about 70, 000 per day, and about 24, 000 flights are expected to be carried out during the period, Xinhua news agency quoted the sources as saying.

On Monday, the airport is estimated to handle about 54, 000 passenger trips.

Strict anti-pandemic control measures have been put into place as clusters of Covid-19 cases emerged in some provinces and cities across the country.

The airport handled about 210, 000 flights last year, with its daily maximum of flights and passengers reaching 907 and 140, 000 respectively.

In 2021, the airport, which opened in September 2019, operated 200 domestic air routes.

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