China News Service, Beijing, February 17 (Reporter Liu Liang) Following the concentrated return of passengers on February 6, the Spring Festival travel season once again ushered in a travel peak.

Data map: The return passenger flow peak of Guiyang North Railway Station.

Photo by Qu Honglun

  According to the latest data disclosed by the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism for the Spring Festival travel work class, on February 17, the 32nd day of the Spring Festival travel period, the country is expected to send 31.41 million passengers.

Among them, railways are expected to send 7.8 million passengers, 22 million by road, 380,000 by water, and 1.23 million by civil aviation.

The national expressway is expected to flow 29.6794 million vehicles.

  This data is a significant increase from the data on February 6.

On February 6, the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism for the Spring Festival work class estimated that 26.45 million passengers would be sent across the country.

  Qunar big data shows that compared with the relatively scattered return passenger flow in previous years, the return peak passenger flow is relatively concentrated, and February 16 and 17 are the return peak days.

Judging from the pre-sale situation on Qunar platform, since February 15, the number of passenger bookings has increased significantly.

Among them, the number of air ticket bookings departing on February 16 increased by nearly 40% from the previous day, and the number of train ticket bookings increased by nearly 20% from the previous day.

  According to the big data from Qunar, the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta are the main inflow destinations for the return passengers. Guangzhou South Railway Station is the busiest train station for the return journey, and Shanghai Pudong Airport is the busiest airport for inbound and outbound.

The popular destinations for railway resumption are: Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Kunming, Changsha, Lanzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Dongguan, Ningbo.

Popular destinations for air tickets to resume work are: Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shenzhen, Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Changsha, and Nanjing.

  Lan Xiang, director of the Qunar Big Data Research Institute, analyzed that February 16 to 17 was a new peak in the late Spring Festival. This year's Spring Festival is similar to last year. The number of passengers after the festival is higher than before the festival, and the market recovers quickly after the Lantern Festival.

Compared with 2020, the number of passenger trips and return times are more concentrated after the Spring Festival this year than before the festival.

  In terms of weather, the China Meteorological Department predicted on the 17th that there will be a clear rain and snow weather process in central and eastern China today and tomorrow.

There are light to moderate snow or sleet in the central and eastern parts of Northwest China, central and western North China, Huanghuai, Jianghan, northern Jiangnan, and Guizhou; light to moderate rain in Jiangnan, South China and other places, and heavy rain in some areas.

  It is expected that from the 19th, the precipitation process in most areas north of the south of the Yangtze River will end, the rain area will press southward, and there will be heavy to heavy rain in most of southern China, and some areas will be accompanied by thunder and lightning activities.