Air traffic at Shanghai's two airports is improving this morning
while all other airports around the country that were closed due to
the worst snowstorms in 50 years reopened.
Most flights at Hongqiao Airport are operating normally except
incoming flights from some southern cities such as Guangzhou and
Delays at Pudong Airport are more common compared to Hongqiao
Airports in Wuhan, Nanchang, Nanjing, Guiyang, Hefei,
Zhangjiajie and Changde reopened yesterday morning. Changsha
Airport in Hunan Province, one of the worst-hit areas during the
blizzard, reopened yesterday afternoon, Guangzhou-based New Express
Airports now need to handle a backlog of hundreds of thousands
of passengers that have been stranded over the past several days,
meaning more delays. Many people may not be able to fly home for
the Spring Festival next Thursday, the report said.
In Guangzhou, capital city of Guangdong Province, 125 flights
were still delayed as of last night and 34 flights were canceled.
More than 14,000 passengers were stuck at the airport, the report
It cited an unnamed official with Guangzhou-based China Southern
Airlines Co as saying that it is impossible to return all flights
back to normal in a short period.
The carrier reminded passengers to call its hotline 95539 to
check their flights, the report said.
(Shanghai Daily January 31, 2008)