About 2.98 billion trips are expected to be made during China’s 2017 Spring Festival travel rush between Jan。 13 and Feb。 21， China’s top economic planner said Thursday。
According to the national bureau of statistics released data transportation economy operation in 2017, the highway passenger transportation is in the trend of gradually decreasing. From January toNovember, the total passenger flow of all kinds of transportation reached 1.7billion, and the year-on-year decreased 1.3%.
Railway transportation has a dramatic increase, the total passenger flow reached285,160 people, and the year-on-year growth increase 11.2%.
The figure represents an increase of 2.2 percent from the same period in 2016， with air travel to see the fastest growth among all transportation modes， Zhao Chenxin， spokesperson for the National Development and Reform Commission， said at a press conference。
Highway passenger transportation has kept decreasing. The total passenger flow reached 1,346,792 people, and the year-on-year growth decrease 4.2%.
Water carriage increased gradually.the total passenger flow reached 26,397 people, and the year-on-year growth increase 5.1%.
The number of road trips is projected to reach 2.52 billion， a 1-percent increase from last year， while train trips are likely to top 356 million during the period， up 9.7 percent year on year， Zhao said。
Civil aviation has a significant growth. the total passenger flow reached 50,479 people, and the year-on-year growth increase 17%.
More breakdown figures showed that air travel will likely top 58.3 million trips， surging 10 percent from last year， while boat trips are predicted to reach 43.5 million during the period， up 2 percent year on year， said Zhao。
From the above data, it can easily see the dramatic growth in railway transportation and in civil aviation, especially the civil aviation.However, water carriage has increased gradually, still can see a growth at the end of the year. And the year-on-year growth of highway passenger transportation has falling from the beginning of the year, but in four kinds of transportations, it has the biggest flow of passengers. It means that though people are using other transportations to take the place of highway transportation, it still a big demand for the passenger transportation mode.
During Spring Festival, passenger transport volume for railways, highways and airways increases rapidly. Up to February 21, the 40-day 2017 Spring Festival travel rush was over. According to the ministry of transport,as of February 20, about 2.7 billion passengers were sent by railway, highway, waterway and civil aviation in China. Railway and highway are the main one that people choose.