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Scores of flights cancelled as Muifa brushes Qingdao

(People's Daily Online)

16:53, August 08, 2011

Sixty-six flights were canceled as Typhoon Muifa swept China's coastal city Qingdao over the weekend, according to Chinanews.com.

According to Qingdao Liuting International Airport, the typhoon began to affect this region on Aug. 6. The cancelled flights include fights to Inchon, Shanghai, Xiamen and Fuzhou.

Eighteen flights were cancelled and three flights changed routes on Aug. 6. Thirty-eight fights were cancelled on Aug. 7, 50 flights less than the number of flights that were planned to land or take off. Another 10 flights were cancelled this morning.

No passengers were stranded at the airport, said an airport staff member.

He said that the airport has taken a handful of measures to prevent passengers' from being stranded, including coordinating with airlines regularly and updating flight information on air and screen in a timely fashion. They also helped passengers find accommodations nearby.

Muifa is now moving to the north and traffic at the airport resumed by 10 a.m. today, when the effects of the typhoon began to ease.

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