China Southern Airlines Shenzhen subsidiary will offer senior citizens departing Shenzhen half-price airfare beginning Monday.
Eligible recipients are men aged 60 and above and women aged 55 and above.
The company has more than 50 daily flights from Shenzhen to different parts of the country.
The source predicted that the new policy would help prompt more local senior citizens to go on sightseeing tours in other parts of China. He said that since the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays came to an end, Shenzhen's senior citizens have set out to visit other cities in an increasing number.
(Shenzhen Daily February 16, 2004)