Zi Qian, reporter of Guangming Daily

  On February 25, the 40-day Spring Festival travel in 2022 officially came to an end.

According to data from the Ministry of Transport, the overall operation of the Spring Festival in 2022 will be smooth and orderly, and the country is expected to send 1.05 billion passengers, a year-on-year increase of 20.7% over 2021.

  2022 Spring Festival end passenger flow increased by more than 20% year-on-year

  February 25 is the last day of the 2022 Spring Festival.

It is understood that this year's Spring Festival travel period lasts for 40 days, and the country is expected to send 1.05 billion passengers, with an average of 26.25 million passengers per day.

The picture shows passengers preparing to take a train at Qinhuangdao Railway Station on February 25.

Photo by Cao Jianxiong/Guangming Pictures

  Weaving the Epidemic Prevention and Control Network

  Bring peace of mind to passengers

  With hundreds of millions of people on the move, building a network for epidemic prevention and control has become the top priority of this year's Spring Festival travel.

  At Taigu East Station in Jinzhong, Shanxi, every night late at night, the passenger duty officer in charge of epidemic prevention and control must start the "clearance" on time.

In the waiting room of Taigu East Station, which covers an area of ​​nearly 2,000 square meters, every corner that needs to be disinfected, such as floors, seats, and armrests, must be carefully disinfected.

  "Daily station and train disinfection is an important part of railway epidemic prevention. In order to allow passengers to travel with peace of mind, we not only clean every floor of the station, but also provide disposable masks, gloves and other anti-epidemic supplies to passengers waiting and arriving at the station." The person in charge of Taigu East Station of China Railway Taiyuan Bureau Group said that although the number of passengers during the Spring Festival transportation is not large this year, the epidemic prevention and service standards of the station have not been lowered at all, and a safe and comfortable journey should be brought to every passenger.

  Statistics show that this year, the national railways sent a total of 253 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 16%, with an average of 8,498 passenger trains running on the whole route every day, and the national railways sent 420 million tons of goods, a year-on-year increase of 1.4%.

  "Especially in the capacity arrangement of passenger trains, the railway department implements 'one map a day', pays close attention to changes in the epidemic prevention and control situation in various places, and establishes a dynamic adjustment mechanism for capacity." The relevant person in charge of the National Railway Group pointed out that at the same time, the railway The department has also launched a number of new measures for convenience services, such as extending the service time of online ticket sales and rebooking, and launching temporary electronic identity certificates, which fully meets the dual needs of ensuring passenger travel and epidemic prevention and control.

  In addition, this year's Spring Festival travel and the Beijing Winter Olympics overlapped. According to the requirements of the Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, the railway department scientifically formulated the Winter Olympics train operation plan and launched the "Snow Dream" characteristic high-quality crew service.

Data show that since the start of the Winter Olympics transportation on January 21 to the end of the Spring Festival, the railway department has operated a total of 1,205 Winter Olympics trains, including 9 special trains for the opening and closing ceremonies.

  Scientific and flexible deployment of capacity

  Meet the travel needs of hot spots

  As a travel method favored by long-distance passengers, civil aviation has also successfully completed various tasks of the Spring Festival.

  Data show that this year's Spring Festival transport aviation transported a total of 39.82 million passengers, with an average of 996,000 passengers per day, an increase of 12.5% ​​over the same period in 2021.

The average passenger load factor was 64.23%, and the average flight regularity rate was 95.94%.

From the perspective of popular routes, the routes between the Pearl River Delta and the Chengdu-Chongqing region, and the routes between Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Northeast China and Hainan are in strong demand, with high passenger volume, flight volume and passenger load factor. In addition, major ice and snow tourism destinations also welcome There is an increase in passenger flow.

  Xu Qing, deputy director of the Transportation Department of the Civil Aviation Administration, said that in general, although the number of passenger trips during the Spring Festival travel this year has not returned to the level before the epidemic, it has increased significantly compared with 2021.

In order to allow passengers to travel safely, airports around the world have made use of the advantages of "contactless service" and "technological anti-epidemic". Effectively reduce the gathering of people and help epidemic prevention and control.

  "In addition, in order to solve the problem of 'hard to get a ticket' on popular routes, the Civil Aviation Administration also encourages airlines to allocate capacity more flexibly to meet the travel needs of passengers in hot spots and hot routes during the Spring Festival travel period, and increase investment in traditional Spring Festival travel hot spots such as the Northeast and West. Regions, deploy wide-body aircraft to fly domestic popular routes to accurately match the market demand for the Spring Festival." Xu Qing said.

  The increase in travel demand has also made the overall air ticket prices during the Spring Festival no longer continue to "divide".

Wang Lei, general manager of the Commercial Service Department of Flight Steward Data, said that according to Flight Steward data, as of February 10, the average economy class ticket price of the airline exceeded that of the same period in 2021. After February 10, the ticket price dropped somewhat. The price remained at around 595 yuan, an increase of 10% over the same period last year.

  New changes in self-driving travel

  Surrounding tours and local tours are more popular

  The Spring Festival under the epidemic has passed its third year. Under the advocacy of "Chinese New Year on the spot", as one of the important ways to travel during the Spring Festival, some new changes have taken place in self-driving travel. Surrounding tours and local tours are more popular. The travel radius is further shortened compared with previous years.

  Shu Chi, deputy director of the Policy Research Office of the Ministry of Transport, said that this year's Spring Festival Highway is expected to send 750 million passengers. Among them, due to the impact of the epidemic, the domestic tourist passenger flow during the Spring Festival holiday has decreased compared with previous years, and the total passenger flow is operating at a low level. The pre-holiday passenger flow is relatively concentrated. , the travel after the holiday is relatively stable.

  "During the Chinese New Year this year, several of our friends did not go back to their hometown to celebrate the New Year. We drove to Gubei Water Town together. We thought that there would not be too many tourists in the cold weather, but when we arrived at the scenic spot, we found that there were too many people." Affected by the epidemic, Wang has worked in Beijing for many years. Linfeng gave up the idea of ​​long-distance travel, and chose the scenic spots around Beijing for an outing.

  There are not a few tourists who have the same idea as Wang Linfeng. Ctrip travel related data shows that due to the epidemic and cold weather, the number of kilometers around the Spring Festival in 2022 will be reduced from 300 to 350 kilometers in the same period in 2021 to 200 to 300 kilometers. .

  "Especially, the theme parks in various cities are very suitable for citizens' travel and play needs. During the Spring Festival, the bookings of theme park tickets are 4 times that of the previous week, Zhuhai Chimelong's bookings are 5 times that of last year's Spring Festival, and Disney's bookings are 2.5 times that of last year." Ctrip travel staff said that although there is still a big gap in passenger traffic compared to normal years before the epidemic, the rhythm of the Spring Festival travel and the intensity of activities in the city have gradually normalized.