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China sends plane to bring back tourists from Egypt

01-31-2011 21:00 BJT

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Two Chinese charter planes depart for Egypt to bring back tourists

The ongoing violence and unrest in Egypt, has prompted a growing number of countries to issue travel warnings, China among them. Two planes from Air China and Hainan Airlines, respectively have departed for Egypt, to bring home Chinese nationals.

The charter plane from Air China has room for more than 250 passengers, and is expected to arrive in Cairo on Monday evening, Beijing time. Both planes are expected to arrive back in China on Tuesday lunchtime.

Cairo's international airport has been inundated with foreign citizens trying to leave the country, with some airlines increasing flights out of Egypt.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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