China News Service, Nanjing, January 17th (Reporter Zhu Xiaoying) The 2022 Spring Festival travel, which is 11 days earlier and 40 days earlier than last year, officially kicked off on the 17th.

Under the guidance of policies in many places in the Yangtze River Delta, such as encouraging local New Year holidays and returning to the hometown during staggered peak holidays, the transportation department predicts that the passenger flow during the Spring Festival transportation this year may be "flattened and straightened".

  The Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration has a total population of over 200 million and is a gathering place for migrant workers and scholars across the country.

The developed three-dimensional transportation by water, land and air has opened up the way for people traveling in the Yangtze River Delta to return home during the Spring Festival.

  According to the joint statistics of the transportation departments of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, the "Yangtze River Delta on the track" has been accelerated. The operating mileage of the Yangtze River Delta railway exceeds 13,000 kilometers. In terms of co-construction and sharing of high-level airport clusters, there are 24 transport airports in the Yangtze River Delta, and the airport clusters are beginning to take shape; the highway network in the Yangtze River Delta is about 16,000 kilometers in size, and the roads are interconnected and connected to counties and counties in the land area.

  Judging from the current passenger flow of "taking a train", the basic travel needs such as student flow, migrant flow, and family visit flow for booking railway tickets in the Yangtze River Delta have maintained a certain scale.

China Railway Shanghai Bureau Group Co., Ltd. estimates that the overall demand for railway travel will be suppressed due to comprehensive factors such as the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic and the advocacy of staggered return to the hometown. The Yangtze River Delta Railway is expected to send 50 million passengers during the 40-day Spring Festival this year. , an increase of 16% year-on-year.

There is also great uncertainty and variability in travel passenger flow, and the passenger flow trend will show a gentle trend of being "flattened and elongated".

  At present, more people choose to take the "empty road" home than last year.

Around the New Year's Day holiday this year, the national air travel has ushered in a small peak.

Lan Xiang, director of the Qunar Big Data Research Institute, analyzed that during the Spring Festival travel this year, the main destinations for tourists are southwestern regions such as Sichuan and Chongqing.

  "Judging from the situation of booking air tickets on the first day of the Spring Festival, the overall passenger load factor is above 60%, and the passenger load factor of some popular routes has reached 80%, which is a slight increase over last year's Spring Festival, and the average fare is basically stable month-on-month." Introduced by reporters.

  The staff of China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu Company said that the "Early Spring Festival" started earlier, and it is expected that the passenger flow will be scattered before the festival and concentrated after the festival.

Judging from the passenger load factor of flights, the pre-holiday destinations include Sanya, Urumqi, Yining, Lanzhou and Datong.

In terms of later bookings, flights from Nanjing to Sanya, Taiyuan, Baotou and other places are also in short supply.

Therefore, the newly added flights are mainly in the south, southwest, and northeast directions.

  During the Spring Festival last year, data from China's Ministry of Commerce showed that the number of people celebrating the Spring Festival in 36 large and medium-sized cities across the country increased by more than 48 million over previous years.

  During the Spring Festival this year, the first- and second-tier cities in the Yangtze River Delta may no longer be "empty cities", and tourism and catering formats such as in-depth tours and self-pickup pre-made New Year dishes are expected to usher in new business opportunities.