China News Service, Wuhan, February 16 (Wang Sai Gandi Guanyu) The single-day flight volume of Wuhan Tianhe Airport exceeded 700 for the first time on the 15th, reaching 702, and the passenger throughput reached 105,000. The above two data were higher than last year. During the same period, they increased by 23% and 38%, setting the record for the highest single-day flight volume and passenger throughput since Tianhe Airport was opened to traffic in 1995.

  Affected by the combined promotion effects of "visiting relatives and returning home" during this year's Spring Festival and the "hot cultural tourism market in Hubei", Wuhan Tianhe Airport continues to operate at a high level. Since the 21st day of Spring Festival (January 26th - February 15th), Tianhe Airport has accumulated a total of takeoffs and landings There were 12,793 flights and approximately 1.756 million passengers, an increase of 22% and 45% respectively compared with the same period in 2023.

Passengers checking in at Tianhe Airport. Photo courtesy of Tianhe Airport

  During the Spring Festival this year, overtime services were arranged on routes from Wuhan to Chengdu, Guangzhou, Beijing, Haikou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Shanghai, and Harbin. The passenger capacity of the routes increased significantly compared with before the Spring Festival, and the average passenger load factor reached more than 90%. At the same time, the airport has increased the number of international routes to Bangkok, Sabah, Tokyo and other places, and restored routes to Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. The average daily passenger throughput in international areas has reached 4,000 passengers.

  In addition, Tianhe Airport continues to provide transfer passengers with "Ten Free Benefits" transfer value-added services, which has led to a significant increase in transfer passengers to Han. The average daily transfer passengers have increased from 3,000 at the beginning of the year to 7,000. At the same time, Tianhe Airport and China Railway Wuhan Bureau Group Co., Ltd. have jointly created the "Air-rail Intermodal Transport Handa Jiuzhou" brand. The number of daily trains at the Tianhe Airport High-speed Railway Station has increased to 32, and an average of more than 4,000 intermodal passengers per day are guaranteed.

Passengers waiting in the terminal of Wuhan Tianhe Airport. Photo courtesy of Tianhe Airport

  As the return peak of the Spring Festival holiday approaches, Wuhan Tianhe Airport will evaluate support resources in advance based on flight operations, make reasonable allocations, and optimize seat allocation rules; at the same time, it will work with the Metro Company and the Provincial Passenger Group to delay the closing of flights and arrange sufficient emergency reserve capacity , ensuring efficient and smooth Wuhan Airport operations and passenger transportation. (over)