20-Jul-2011 11:13 AM

25% of flights in northern China delayed in 1H2011

CAAC reported 25% of all departure and arrival flights at airports in northern China were delayed in 1H2011 with airlines the cause of more than 30% of the delays and air traffic controllers contributing to 24% (Xinhua, 19-Jul-2011). Military activities contributed to 23.0% while adverse weather contributed 16.8% of delays. In 1H2011, 75% of all arrival and departure flights took off on time at airports managed by CAAC North China Regional Administration, which was an increase of 0.8 ppts year-on-year. Beijing Capital Airport reported 76.8% of its scheduled flights took off on time, similar to the corresponding period last year.