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Changsha Huanghua Airport Sees Record of 589,000 Passengers during National Day Holiday

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Between Oct. 1 and 8, the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays in China, Changsha Huanghua International Airport achieved a flight punctuality rate of 89.2%. The flights departing from and arriving at the airport totaled 4,220, increasing by 9.6% over the same period last year. The passengers amounted to a record number of 589,000, increasing by 15.4%.

The largest passenger flows were seen on Sept. 29, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 7 and 8. More than 74,000 passengers traveled through the airport every day during the peak time. The main destinations included Beijing, Haikou, Sanya, Chongqing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Chengdu, and Xiamen. Southeast Asian cities were the major international destinations, including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Nha Trang, and Chiengmai. Hong Kong also attracted crowds of tourists.

The Changsha Airport specially set up an 1,100-squm Huxiang cultural corridor during the holiday, exhibiting Liuyang intangible cultural heritages and creation works, such as grass cloth, oiled paper umbrella, chrysanthemum stone, steamed dishes, and movable-type printing.

In order to guarantee safe and smooth travel, the Airport strengthened trans-department coordination, and carried out effective measures to shorten passengers’ waiting time and facilitate inquiry and guidance service. Beyond that, security check and patrol were intensified, to have zero tolerance for air defense risks. During the holiday, the whole airport worked in order.

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Translator: Pang Yuehui

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