A total of 2.9 billion trips are expected to be made during the2016 Spring Festival travel season, according to a bulletinreleased by government authorities on Dec. 23, 2015.
The National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Transport and other relevantdepartments jointly issued a bulletin about the 2016 Spring Festival travel season on Dec. 13. The2016 season will begin on Jan. 24, 2016 and end on March 3, 2016. According to predictions, atotal of 2.9 billion trips are expected to be made between those dates, up 3.6 percent from lastyear.
According to the bulletin, passenger flow will continue to grow during the 2016 Spring Festival;however, although the growth continues, it has been slow. Due to the frequent appearance ofextreme weather events caused by El Nino and the concentrated passenger flow, the bulletinrequires that all local authorities guarantee safe and smooth transportation, and provide the bestpossible service to passengers by analyzing relevant data.