Full Recovery to Pre-Covid Levels For Flights Within China By September

by Zoe

In a sign of hope, travel data firm ForwardKeys says that flights within China will fully recover by the start of September. In July, domestic arrivals at Chinese airports were back at 86% of 2019 levels. In August, that number grew to 98% for travel late in the month.

The September recovery is predicated on maintaining “aggressive price promotions” and keeping COVID under control.  Just 6 months ago, China was operating almost no flights as the virus was spreading.

“This is a highly significant moment because it is the first time, since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, that a major segment of the aviation market anywhere in the world has returned to pre-pandemic levels,” said Olivier Ponti at ForwardKeys.

Check out the full story from the BBC here.

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iv August 29, 2020 - 11:02 am

I don’t believe anything coming from China.

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Wu Zaozhai August 29, 2020 - 3:43 pm

One good thing about China is that there is almost zero anti intellectual evangelical living there.

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Zz August 29, 2020 - 4:53 pm

@IV

I took 4 flights over the past two weeks in China, each one was at least 90% full and one flight was even oversold.

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