China's July Air Passenger Numbers Fall 34.1% Year-on-year​

People visit the terminal hall of the newly launched Daxing International Airport ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China, on the outskirts of Beijing, China September 28, 2019.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's aviation regulator said on Thursday that passenger numbers in July fell 34.1% from a year earlier. 

That marked a recovery from a year-on-year decline of 42.4% in June.

By August 12, there was a total of 93 Chinese and foreign airlines allowed to operate 187 international routes, connecting China to 50 countries, Wu Shijie, an official with Civil Aviation Administration of China, told an online briefing.