Chinese carriers transported 488 million passengers in 2016, up 12% from 432.4 million in 2015, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Chinese carriers opened 260 new international routes during the year. According to the CAAC, passenger boardings jumped 23% to 51.6 million on international routes, which outpaced domestic routes at 436.1 million passengers, up 11% year-over-year. The average passenger load factor was 82.7%, up 0.6 point over 2015. Average daily ...

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