HAIKOU /China/, January 23. /TASS/. The number of passengers at Sanya Phoenix International Airport, or Sanya Fenghuang Airport (South Hainan Province) Fenghuang during the Golden Week (from January 21 to 27) on the occasion of the Lunar New Year is expected to reach 513 thousand people. This is reported by the Hainan Daily newspaper.
In total, the airport is expected to serve about 2,898 flights during this period. The average passenger traffic per day will be at 73 thousand people - an increase of 14.8% year-on-year.
The resort city of Sanya is a popular tourist destination during the winter season. After the abolition of the anti-covetail restrictions, there has been an increase in passenger traffic at the city's airport. Since the beginning of the year to January 17, the throughput capacity of this air harbor exceeded 1 million people. Many Chinese airlines have already increased the number of flights from Sanya to destinations such as Beijing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Changsha, Shenzhen, Harbin, Nanjing and a number of others.
Officially the New Year holiday season begans on January 21 and will end on January 27, but the period of mass travel of residents across the country began on January 7. It will last for 40 days. This Chinese New Year's travel rush even coined a special term, Chunyun or Spring Festival. There is a significant increase in the flow of domestic tourism during this time, and Hainan Island is one of the key destinations.