It’s been called the biggest human migration but for most Chinese it just means going home to see friends and family. During the Chinese New Year currently underway, well over 400 million people are expected to be travelling
and an increasing number of them do so using airplanes. The number of Chinese air passengers during New Year has nearly doubled since 2013.
This comes as no surprise in a nation that is tipped to be the world’s largest air passenger market by 2040. Compared to the previous year, New Year air travel numbers have risen by almost 12 percent.
Trains in China are expected to transport only 8 percent more passengers during the holiday. Airplane travel might be growing faster, but trains are also expected to remain popular since travel times have been reduced following the expansion of China’s high-speed rail network.