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China braces passenger return peak on final day of Spring Festival

Feb. 24, 2015, the last day of the Spring Festival holidays, the number of people returning from hometowns reached a peak across the country as the week-long holiday came to an end. China's railways, air routes and highways faced an extremely high traffic load.

Altogether, Chinese passengers made 8.25 million trips by air during the week-long holiday, up 7.3 percent year on year, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

The pre- and post-holiday travel rush known as "Chunyun" in Chinese has been called the world's largest human migration. Every year, tens of millions of Chinese return to the cities where they work or attend school after reuniting with family during the Spring Festival, which fell on Feb. 19 this year.