Booming outbound tourism accelerates recovery of global aviation market
08/10/2023|2:29:00 PM|Global Times

China's outbound tourism has continued to recover, with 593,100 tourists departing from the capital city of Beijing in July. The rebound in outbound tourism is contributing to the stable recovery of the international aviation sector.

In July, a total of 6,436 flights arrived or departed Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport, exceeding 200 flights a day for the first time in nearly three years, Beijing Daily reported. A total of 1.16 million passengers arrived or departed the two airports, exceeding 1 million for the first time also in nearly three years, it said. 

The number of outbound tourists increased notably, with 593,100 departing from the capital city, up 38.75% month-on-month, according to the media report.

The surge in outbound tourism is helping drive the recovery of the international aviation sector. In Germany, Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport said on Tuesday that its 2023 core profit would hit the upper half of its forecast range after second-quarter earnings were boosted by strong travel demand, Reuters reported.

In the first half of 2023, outbound tourism destinations received 40.37 million arrivals from the Chinese mainland, with 93.9% of the tourists concentrated in touring in Asia, according to data released by the China Tourism Academy on July 30.

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