Hundreds of flights canceled at China, difficult season for Tourism
Hundreds of flights to and from eastern China were canceled or delayed on Monday and state media warned that more disruption should be expected in the coming weeks.
Nearly 200 flights were canceled in two airports in Shanghai Pudong and Hongqiao – which are among the busiest airports in the country air. 120 other flights were delayed for more than two hours.
Flights from other airports in eastern Chinese cities, “including Nanjing and Hangzhou, have also been affected.
Flight are Cancelled
Largest airports in the country, serving the megacities of Shanghai and Beijing, suffer some of the worst flight delays in the world.
In June 2013, Beijing Capital International Airport has touched the bottom of the list of the slowest airports in the world, according to FlightStats information to travel from the U.S. air services.
Just 18.3% of flights from the airport to the left of the time during this month and about 42% of flights experienced delays of 45 minutes or more.
Second on the list was worse Shanghai Hongqiao, where only 24% of flights on time.
Officials and airlines have some light on the reasons for the disruption.
Local officials cited “restrictions of air traffic” while Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines said: “Airspace was occupied,” according to the newspaper Shanghai Daily.
None of these sources elaborated on comments.
“Among the situations of traffic restrictions imposed are being air when military maneuvers are underway,” the newspaper added.
CCTV, the state television channel, shared on his Weibo account – the Chinese equivalent of Twitter – a note widely circulated, published originally on a Chinese blog crew driving, says the authority of the civil Aviation has asked airlines to cut flights by 25% in eastern China.
12 airports in China are affected
“The following 12 airports will experience massive delays for 26 days! Fliers, bring snacks and water!” CCTV station said.
“From 20 July to 15 August exploitation of these airports – including Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai Pudong, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Wuxi, Ningbo, Qingdao, Lianyungang, Zhengzhou and Wuhan – will be affected by exercises conducted by a high frequency other party. All companies are requested to reduce theft by 25% and flyers are expected to face delays. ”
Officials of the Administration of Civil Aviation of China declined to comment when approached by CNN.
This is the second large-scale disruption of air traffic in China in the past two weeks.
More than 100 flights were canceled or delayed on July 14 in Shanghai.
Two users were detained by the police for allegedly manufacturing and circulation claims “related to the fight against corruption,” the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post.
Internet users said the disturbance is due to the arrest of a government official of high rank in trying to flee the country.
37 others were reprimanded in the crackdown against Internet “rumor mongers” according to SCMP.
Problems airflow China continue
Delays long flights are common in China.
Air traffic control and airspace restrictions too conservative for civil aircraft are two of the reasons for these delays…