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Lhasa airport handles more flights amid effective epidemic control
By:Xinhua
update:July 30,2020
LHASA, July 30,2020 -- The number of flights at Lhasa Konggar Airport has continued to pick up as the epidemic has been brought under effective control, local civil aviation authorities said Wednesday.
 
Since July, the airport in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has seen its number of flights recover to 95 percent of the same period before the epidemic, according to the Tibet branch of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
 
The airport on Monday saw a total of 133 flights, a record daily high, up 9 percent year on year.
 
The airport has strengthened coordination with airlines and optimized the COVID-19 testing process for passengers to enhance its support capacity while controlling the epidemic.
 
At present, there are five airports, including Lhasa Konggar Airport, in Tibet. The region now operates 117 domestic and international flight routes, with an annual passenger throughput of more than 5.7 million.
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