The Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has handled over 3,300 flights and 330,000 passengers during the seven-day May Day holiday ending Tuesday.
The numbers of flights and passengers through the airport have increased by eight percent and four percent, respectively, according to statistics.
Large Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an, as well as scenic attractions such as Huangshan, Hangzhou and Guilin, have been the most popular destinations for the out-going flights. Many passengers have chosen to travel to the Republic of Korea and Japan.
The airport handled 518 flights and 40,000 passengers Tuesday, and the passenger number will fall sharply Wednesday and return to the normal standard on May 10, according to airport sources.
(China Daily May 8, 2002)