Icy weather hampers post-holiday travel rush

By Wang Keju in Beijing and Zhu Lixin in Hefei | China Daily | Updated: 2019-02-11 07:39
Travelers make their way home on Sunday, the last day of the Spring Festival break, amid heavy snow in Yongji, Shanxi province. [Photo by Liu Baocheng/For China Daily]

Beijing Capital International Airport, China's busiest air transport hub, was expected to handle 292,400 trips on 1,709 flights on Sunday.

Major highways, which are toll-free during the holiday, also saw a surge. The Ministry of Transport said some 79.3 million road trips were expected to be made on Sunday, leading to rising congestion on expressways around major cities.

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