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China takes measures to regulate airline dalays

08-23-2010 11:11 BJT

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To solve the problem of airline delays, the Civil Aviation Administration of China has taken many measures to regulate late-running flights.

According to the demands of the CAAC, flights running more than four hours late on high density routes will have to be canceled. This applies especially to flights across the three hub airports, namely Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

To ensure airline capacity, the CAAC demands airline companies reserve 2 per cent capacity as a back-up. Air China, China Eastern Air and China Southern Air should all have one back-up plane in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

The CAAC also demands airlines publish the reason why flights are delayed for more than 30 minutes while also giving an estimated take-off time.

Companies say they have difficulties with this but add they can inform passengers through telephone and text messages if the flights are canceled for a second day.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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