In February 2020, the worst hit by the epidemic in 2020, Meilan Airport's daily flight volume dropped to 80 flights, daily passenger traffic was less than 10,000, and production and transportation figures plummeted. With the gradual improvement of the domestic epidemic situation and mainly under control, Meilan Airport, adhering to epidemic prevention and control measures, strengthened cooperation with enterprises upstream and downstream of the aviation tourism chain and stepped up the promotion of favorable policies for the Hainan Free Trade Port. Measures to facilitate the resumption of work and production, and to facilitate the gradual recovery of production and transportation.
In the summer of 2020, Meilan Airport actively coordinated various airlines to increase the number of flights from Haikou to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Changsha, Chongqing and Harbin by more than 2,000 flights. In July, the number of flights and passenger traffic increased by 21.2% and 36.9, respectively, while the monthly growth in August and July increased by 20.5% and 20.3%, respectively.
In September 2020, the volume of flights at Meilan Airport mostly recovered to the level of the same period last year, and the development situation is encouraging. During the "golden week" dedicated to the National Mid-Autumn Day, the average daily passenger flow at Meilan Airport exceeded 63,700 people, which is practically the same as in the same period last year. In December, the average daily number of flights at Meilan Airport reached about 500, and the maximum daily passenger traffic exceeded 72,500. Key production and transport indicators continued to reach new highs after the epidemic.
According to statistics, in 2020, in terms of passenger turnover, Meilan Airport took 16th place among tens of millions of airports in the country, having increased by 3 places compared to the same period last year; the domestic aviation market achieved full positive growth for three consecutive months. In 2021, Meilan Airport will serve a total of 280 routes, including 251 domestic routes and 144 cities, including 116 inland cities. New shipping routes include Bazhong, Wushan, Sanmin, Yulin, Yibin, Nanchong, Hechi, etc. Urban flights continue to increase the availability of Tier 3 and Tier 4 small and medium cities, and domestic route coverage continues to expand. The number of flights to Beijing has been increased to 23 flights per day, while the number of flights to Guangzhou and Zhengzhou can reach approximately 17 flights per day to Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chongqing, Changsha, Xi'an, Harbin, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang and other popular cities. 10 flights a day. In addition, the number of direct flights on long-haul routes from Haikou to Harbin, Hohhot, Shenyang and Yinchuan continues to grow, further optimizing Meilan Airport's domestic route network and providing passengers with a more convenient and convenient flight experience.
Meilan Airport is currently actively preparing to resume international and regional routes. At the same time, he is actively cooperating with a number of foreign airlines that intend to develop passenger and cargo routes in compliance with the seventh right of freedom, and is negotiating the creation of a base in Haikou. The Hainan International Aviation Network is helping the Hainan Free Trade Port to establish efficient links with the world and is helping to make Hainan a regional aviation hub overlooking the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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