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Tibet’s January-August air passenger volume exceeds pre-COVID level


Tibet Autonomous Region reports a 51% YoY increase in air passenger volume from January to August, hitting record numbers and indicating a robust recovery in travel demand.

From January to August, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region recorded an air passenger volume of 4.582 million, a year-on-year increase of 51%.

The figure was 118.8% of that reported for the same period in 2019.

The volume hit a record high for a single day on Aug. 5, when the region handled 28,600 air passengers.

Airports in the region handled a total of 39,900 flights and 31,000 tonnes of cargo and mail in the first eight months, up 17.6% and 11.7% from the same period last year, respectively.

The two figures also represent an increase of 13.5% and 13.4% over the same period of 2019, respectively.

Tibet is rich in tourism resources, with majestic mountains and rivers, magnificent grasslands and forests, and a profound ethnic and religious culture. The region has seen surging air passenger arrivals since China adjusted its COVID response level and during this year’s bustling summer travel season.

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