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China's civil aviation industry sees steady growth in H1

CHINA-CIVIL AVIATION INDUSTRY-GROWTH (CN)

A Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner of Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, arrives at Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, capital of Hungary, June 7, 2019. China has seen continuous development in its civil aviation industry both in terms of its safety performance and comprehensive transportation growth, according to the national civil aviation authorities. As of the end of June, China's civil aviation industry has realized 106 months of continuous safe flight operation with total flight hours amounting to 74.4 million, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. In the first half of 2019, the transport flight hours of the country's civil aviation industry has seen a 7.1 percent year-on-year growth. In the corresponding period, China's civil aviation flight volume realized a 7 percent year-on-year increase. Amid increasing flights and extreme weather conditions, the flight on-time performance reached 80.35 percent. In the first half of 2019, the total transport turnover of China's civil aviation industry was more than 62.7 billion tonne-kilometers, a 7.4 percent year-on-year increase. (Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport/Handout via Xinhua)

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