China announces war games, sets up alternative flightroutes
BEIJING: China has set up alternativeflight routes to minimize delays related to military exercises along itssoutheastern coast that start Tuesday, the defence ministry said.
The exercises are part of regularly scheduled drills aiming to improve themilitary's ability to operate under simulated war conditions, the ministry saidin a statement on Monday.
It gave no details about where exactly the drills would take place, but saidofficers had been dispatched to regional airports to facilitate the shifting ofcivilian flights to alternative routes to reduce the impact on travelers. Itsaid the military had also designated corridors of protected air space toreduce disruptions.
China is the world's second-largest air travel market, but most of its airspaceis controlled by the military. Defence-related restrictions are the main reasonbehind the country having the world's worst record for on-time departures.
China's civil aviation administration warned last week that flights could bedisrupted across a wide swath of eastern China through mid-August.
More than 100 flights at Shanghai's two international airports were delayed orcanceled on July 14, prompting rumors that war games were the reason.
People are really promoting a China vsIndia conflict Wow, just when the world could not get any worse
Now it is for the international carriers totake a note of it and avoid these route to safeguard themselves. Theseexercises are claimed to be regular, there were no such announcements in thepast were missing clearly. No over to the international watchdogs!http://www.yiqing001.com/
China wants to become super power asap..!!
Just like US, China too have startedflexing its muscle. At least once India must take on China in Ladakh. Entirenation will back Mr. PM.
The Dragon time and again shows itsmight....May be an alarm for India