Monday, July 13, 2020

Nanjing airport’s passenger flights rebound to 60% of pre-pandemic levels

Eastern Airport Group has reported a stable recovery of domestic passengers from late April after the COVID-19 lockdown. Since June, Nanjing Lukou International Airport, the bedrock of the group, has seen the number of daily passengers to rise from 4,000, the lowest during the pandemic, to 50,000, or 65,000 on a peak day. This represented a rebound to 60 percent of the pre-pandemic levels. Other airports in the group also had more and more passengers, with the average growth rate at 20 percent. Yangzhou Taizhou International Airport took the lead with a growth of 32.7 percent. As a highlight, the cargo transported in the first half of the year still rose nearly one percent year on year, ranking 9th in the country, although the freight hauled by passenger flights dropped 50 percent due to the pandemic. Nanjing Lukou International Airport operated a total of 674 international and regional flights by 41 airlines during the period, which reached 59 cities in 33 countries and regions.