Caixin
Jan 11, 2023 08:38 PM
BUSINESS

Airlines Overwhelmed by Travel Boom After China Ditches Quarantine

Passengers walk out of the international arrival exit of Beijing Capital International Airport’s terminal 3 on Sunday. Photo: VCG
Passengers walk out of the international arrival exit of Beijing Capital International Airport’s terminal 3 on Sunday. Photo: VCG

Airlines are struggling to keep up with surging demand for international travel after the Chinese government reopened the country’s borders and abolished the quarantine requirement for inbound travelers.

The number of flights to and from the Chinese mainland rose to 273 on Wednesday from 205 on Sunday when quarantine requirements were lifted, and up from 165 on Jan. 1, according to data from Variflight, an aviation information provider.

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