Wuhan opened after 76 days of isolation. 11.714 passengers on the first day

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On April 8, 2020, Wuhan reopened after 76 days of total isolation. People celebrated like on a New Year's night. There were fireworks, horns. The Chinese went out and sang. And with the opening of the city, domestic flights from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport were also resumed.

Wuhan is recognized as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city and the airport were closed / quarantined on January 23, 2020. In 76 days, only cargo, military, medical and repatriate aircraft flew to Wuhan.

Wuhan opened after 76 days of isolation

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With the decrease in the number of new cases of COVID-19, the Chinese authorities have decided to lift all restrictions imposed on the Hubei region, which has the capital in Wuhan.

On April 8, Wuhan recorded 221 flights. There were 107 take-offs and 114 landings. In total, there were 11.714 passengers: 7.119 departed, while 4.595 arrived. The first 3 airlines with the most flights were China Southern, China Eastern and Xiamen Airlines. They totaled about 53% of the flights operated on the first day.

11.714 passengers on the first day

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The first 3 destinations with the most flights were Chengdu, Haiko and Shenzhen, which accounted for 20,6%. The first 3 origins with the most flights were Guangzhou, Chengdu and Haiko, which accounted for 22,8%.

The first flight to Wuhan was operated by Xiamen Airlines, indicative MF8095. It was operated from Hangzhou and arrived at Wuhan at 07:18. The first flight, departing from Wuhan, was operated by China Eastern, indicative of MU2527. It was intended for Sanya. In addition to commercial passenger flights, the first cargo flights were operated, which took over medical equipment.

With the resumption of flights from / to Wuhan, 100 stores from the airport terminal were reopened.

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