Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) : Passenger traffic in May fell 52.6% year on year, and some international passenger flights will resume
Despite the gloom over the global airline industry, there are growing signs of recovery.China's civil aviation data for May came after a surge in U.S. airline stocks and a rescue plan for the French airline industry.
On June 10, the Civil Aviation Administration held a press conference to report on the safety operation of Civil aviation in China in May this year. The data showed that the decline of the main production indicators of civil aviation in May narrowed sharply compared with the previous month. Among them, the total turnover of transportation declined by 50.0% year-on-year, or by 12.4 percentage points compared with the previous month.
Passenger traffic dropped 52.6% year on year, narrowing the decline by 15.9% from the previous month.
Xiong Jie, spokesman for the Civil Aviation Administration and director of the Aviation safety Office, told reporters that the civil Aviation Administration is communicating with relevant countries on the adjustment of international passenger flights.
Xiong Jie, said the next step, the civil aviation administration will be under the condition of ensure the safety of epidemic prevention, continue to err on the side of orderly recover part of the international passenger flights, to further satisfy the requirement of the students in China and overseas Chinese return home, to their countries to return to work and production, deepen cooperation, guarantee the stability of the industrial chain and the supply chain and make positive efforts.
Mr. Xiong also said flights from some eligible countries could be increased appropriately.The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a notice on the adjustment of international passenger flights, suggesting that the growth rate of flights in some eligible countries can be appropriately increased if the risks are controllable and the country has the receiving capacity. It mainly refers to four types of conditions:
First, countries that have so far imported few cases to China and have close economic and trade contacts with China;
Second, countries with a large number of overseas citizens and strong demand for rigid return to China should be considered comprehensively.
Third, countries that meet remote control measures that can effectively reduce the risk of front-end coVID-19 imports;Fourth, countries with the need to resume work and production both at home and abroad have established "fast track" with China.
The global aviation industry has suffered greatly from the outbreak.The world's airlines will record their biggest loss ever this year, at $84 billion, and that could continue into next year, according to the latest forecasts from the International Air Transport Association. However, with China's civil aviation data picking up in May, the expected moderate increase in international flights and continued recovery of domestic routes, the worst bottom of China's civil aviation industry has been confirmed and patience is waiting for the industry to turn around, analysts said.