China’s railways and airlines saw an increase in passenger flows as the three-day Qingming Festival holiday started on Saturday.
The total number of passenger trips topped 51.43 million on Saturday, official data showed. The reading jumped 157.26 percent from the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
A peak of more than 14 million passenger trips in a single day took place on Saturday, a 276.7 percent increase year on year, according to the China State Railway Group.
The latest data also show that airlines handled over 1.5 million passenger trips in China on Saturday, a jump of 360.6 percent compared to the first day of the holiday last…