Nov 23, 2022 05:09 AM

Airlines Complete Only 70% of Planned International China Flights

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Chinese and global airlines completed only 70% of their planned international flights to China in the three weeks through Monday, signaling that recent easing of some inbound travel restrictions didn’t boost travel demand.

From Oct. 30 to Nov. 21, 3,595 international flights reached Chinese cities, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Although that was up from the same period last year, the total was still just 6% of the pre-pandemic level in 2019, according to VariFlight, an app that provides airline information.

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