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7-Apr-2011 12:23 PM

Shanghai's air traffic congestion likely to decrease

East China Air Traffic Management Bureau stated Shanghai's air traffic is expected to ease as the minimum flight altitude is lowered to 7800m, down from 8400m, as of 07-Apr-2011 (Shanghai Daily, 07-Apr-2011). The minimum altitude between two aircraft is set at 300m, so 600m adds two more "air lanes", with the authority adding that this will help reduce flight delays.