Mainland Chinese airlines show signs of recovery

HONG KONG — Mainland China airlines are showing signs of a recovery as the global aviation sector remains under severe pressure with Thai Airways International announcing Tuesday that it will undergo a bankruptcy court-supervised restructuring.

The latest monthly operation data provided by China’s airlines suggests that passengers are increasingly taking advantage of the opportunity to travel as authorities claim to have brought the coronavirus pandemic under control.

Shanghai-based Spring Airlines’ passenger load factor — which measures how efficiently passenger seats are filled — was back to above 70% in April.

Still below the 82% passenger load factor reached in January,

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