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Airlines cut hundreds of flights at a dozen Chinese airports

Published on Jul 22, 2014 9:49 PM
 
Airlines have been ordered to cut a quarter of their flights at a dozen Chinese airports to accommodate four weeks of "high frequency exercises" state media has reported. -- PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

BEIJING - Airlines have been ordered to cut a quarter of their flights at a dozen Chinese airports to accommodate four weeks of "high frequency exercises" state media has reported.

Shanghai's Pudong and Hongqiao international airports were among 12 airports largely along the country's east coast affected by the order, which began July 20 and would last until August 15, state broadcaster China Central Television reported on the microblog of its financial channel on Tuesday.

CCTV shared on its Weibo account - China's equivalent of Twitter - a widely circulated memo that said the civil aviation authority has requested airlines to reduce flights by 25 per cent in eastern China.

The post later appeared to have been deleted, Bloomberg has reported.

 
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