Air Macau Executive VP, Wang Xuefeng, stated a large proportion of the carrier's delayed flights are due to air traffic control in mainland China. “Amongst Air Macau’s delayed flights – which are 30% of the total – more than 90% are caused by air traffic control problems, most of them in mainland China. If there were no flow control we could achieve an on-time percentage of 95%" (Macau Daily Times, 15-Sep-2010). Macau Civil Aviation Authority disclosed that 51.7% of the 2,412 flights leaving Macau for mainland destinations in 1H2010 were delayed.
Air Macau blames China's ATC for large proportion of delays
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