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China Southern Airlines: Passenger and cargo traffic rebounded in April

China Southern Airlines: Passenger and cargo traffic rebounded in April

China’s major airline reported a rebound in both the passenger and cargo transport in April, according to the report filed Friday to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

China Southern Airlines, the country’s largest air carrier, carried more than 3.84 million domestic passengers in April, up 6.13 percent month on month, and transported 55,220 tons of cargo, up 5.04 percent from the previous month, official data showed.

The airline is shifting its Beijing operational center to a new base, which has a total construction space of 360,000 square meters at the Beijing Daxing International Airport, said the company’s Beijing branch.

China Southern plans to transfer all its flights to and from Beijing to the new base by March 2021, and more than 200 airplanes will be in operation in the new airport by 2025, sources with the branch said.

As of April, China Southern Airlines operated a fleet of 856 aircraft.

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