China struggles to reverse rising trend of flight delays

17:57, January 24, 2011      

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The flight punctuality rate of China's civil aviation industry fell below 80 percent last year for the first time in five years. Xia Xinghua, deputy head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said at the work conference of national civil aviation's air traffic management system that the flight punctuality rate in last year was 75.4 percent, down 6.46 percent year on year, which was also the third consecutive year that the flight punctuality rate declined.

Xia said that in order to address the frequent flight delays, they will take measures to optimize the trunk route and busy airport terminal airspace, opening up temporary routes and other measures to maximize the airspace capacity and operational efficiency.

By People's Daily Online


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