Hainan to handle 6.3 million air passengers during festival travel season

HAIKOU, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — The two major airports in south China’s island province of Hainan are expected to handle more than 6.3 million passengers during the travel season of the upcoming Spring Festival.

According to Haikou Meilan International Airport in the provincial capital, it will handle 22,071 flights and 3.5 million passengers during the travel season, which will last from Jan. 21 to March 1.

The Phoenix International Airport, in the popular resort city of Sanya, is expected to handle 15,006 flights and 2.8 million passengers during the period.

Red-eye flights will also be arranged for the first time in Meilan airport from Feb. 9 to 24, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said.

Source: Xinhua

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