The latest international growth comes less than two weeks after the airline opened a new route linking PVG and Istanbul Airport.
Revenue from travel-related consumption in Hangzhou exceeded 19 billion yuan ($2.6 billion), with an increase of 64 percent.
Ningxia covers an area of just 66,400 square km yet its surrounding deserts suffered from the most severe desertification in China.
Tourism revenues reached about 753 billion yuan ($103 billion) during the combined Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday period.
The lack of air capacity is cited as one of the main causes.
Outbound travel volume surged by over eight times compared to the same period in 2022。
But the figures amounted to just about 85% of pre-pandemic levels.
Visa-free policies and visa assurances on arrival would be promoted as well as smoother immigration clearances for cruises and self-driving tourists.
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