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Chinese air travel faces mass cancellations after plane crash: Report

The cancellations come after a Boeing 737-800 NG operated by China Eastern Airlines nosedived out of the sky and crashed in Guangxi province on Monday afternoon


A piece of wreckage of the China Eastern's flight MU5735 are seen after it crashed on the mountain in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

About 74 per cent of the 11,800 flights scheduled in China on Tuesday have been cancelled, including the majority due between Beijing and Shanghai, typically one of the busiest domestic routes, stated VariFlight. 

Chinese air travel had already been hit by Covid-related restrictions, which led to a high level of cancellations, but Tuesday’s rate was still the highest this year and double the number at the start of the month, data from the Chinese aviation data company show. 

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First Published: Mar 23 2022 | 1:03 AM IST

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