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Harbin airport’s passenger flows rebound

Updated : 2020-06-02

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A member of staff at Harbin airport helps a passenger print a boarding pass. [Photo/chinanews.com]
With the normalization of the novel coronavirus epidemic, passenger flows at Harbin Taiping International Airport in China’s northernmost Heilongjiang province have steadily rebounded, according to airport officials.

Statistics from Heilongjiang Airport Group showed that the average daily inbound and outbound flights at Harbin airport currently stands at about 140 and the average daily passenger volume is about 15,000 people, which is about 30 percent of the airport’s normal passenger flow before the outbreak of COVID-19.

Officials said that at present, flights from Harbin to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Xiamen, Chengdu and Chongqing are operating normally.

Currently,the daily flights from Harbin to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen reach eight, while flights from Harbin to Hangzhou and Qingdao reach six, and those to Beijing and Xi'an reach four.

Staff members at Harbin airport assist an elderly passenger board a plane. [Photo/chinanews.com]
As the busiest airport in Northeast China region, Harbin airport's passenger throughput topped 20 million passengers in 2018, making it the first airport in Northeast China to cross over the 20 million passenger threshold.

Affected by the epidemic, the flight volume of Harbin Airport declined sharply at the end of April, with about 70 flights entering and leaving the airport every day.

Officials said the flow of flights reached its lowest level on May 2, with 39 incoming and outgoing flights on the day, carrying 2,436 passengers.

 Passengers wait in line at Harbin airport. [Photo/chinanews.com]